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Turkey Smoking Success

post #1 of 14
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Tonight I had the ultimate compliment.  My inlaws, who normally want dark meat, went back for more white meat willingly and happyfully.  They said this was the best turkey they have ever eaten especially the white meat which they normally do not like.  I started yesterday with a marinade of white wine, garlic and herbs. This morning I followed with a coating of EVOO and my own Two Gray Hares Green Chili Rub on a 13 lb turkey.




I then fired up the smoker to about 280 with a chip pan full mesquite and mixed fruit wood chunks.  The turkey smoked for about 3 1/2  hours at temps between 280-300.  I sprayed it twice with dry white wine when I replenished the chunks.  This was my first turkey smoke with this smoker and it finished earlier than I planned.  However, I put it in a foil pan and covered it.   The turkey was served about 3 hours later after reheating for a short while at 200. The skin came out with a good texture as well as an excellent flavor.





This turned out to be one of the best turkeys I have ever eaten.  My wife and the inlaws said the same.  

post #2 of 14

That always makes u feel good. You work your azzzzz off to satisfy others and all you get from them is " it was good, thank you" but when they brag, then you know you scored. That type of responce is what keeps us smoking. SMOKE ON buddy and great job!!!

post #3 of 14

You can't go wrong with a smoked turkey. Once you go over to the dark "or white side in your case" you won't go back. haha


post #4 of 14

Nice work, turkey looks awesome! Now get use to your in-laws nominating you to cook the main course meal all the time!

post #5 of 14

great looking bird.

post #6 of 14

Looks like that bird came out Great and that Two Grey Hares Green Chili Rub is AWESOME!...JJ

post #7 of 14

Well done! Impressed the in-laws!



post #8 of 14

It looks a great meal. did you smoke the neck as well ?

post #9 of 14


Now thats why we all smoke things isn't it. After all a face doesn't lie when they eat some good food. Great job on your bird.

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by africanmeat View Post

It looks a great meal. did you smoke the neck as well ?

Yes, I smoked all the giblets.  Was a lot of work rolling them in the papers and getting them lit. roflmao.gif  Of course my wife and I had to taste them.  They were great and gave a great hint of what was to come later.


Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post

Looks like that bird came out Great and that Two Grey Hares Green Chili Rub is AWESOME!...JJ

Thanks Chef JimmyJ.  I agree with you about the green chil rub.  The flavor has been beyond anything I ever expected.



post #11 of 14

Awesome!! Nice work.

post #12 of 14

Looks great!!



post #13 of 14
in-laws impressed is an automatic success for me lol. but very good color on the bird looks delicious
post #14 of 14

Sounds like a TOTAL success!  Impressing the In-laws is always a HUGE win!thumbsup.gif

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