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Thanksgiving Smoke - surprise! It's a turkey

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Got a 14 pounder for dinner tonight at 4:00.

Just getting started.

Steph bought a pre injected bird so no brine or other injection. I admit I'm a little nervous that this one wont turn out as good as last year....

Sorry...I tried posting from my phone and all I got was the freakin URLs...!

Here we go!




Bill
Edited by PGSmoker64 - 11/28/13 at 6:28am
post #2 of 11

I am sure it will turn out Great

post #3 of 11
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The bird is on!  Smeared with a little cajun butter...

 

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And done....

 

The IT on the legs was way higher than the breasts...I think this one is a bust.....

 

 

Next year....minimally processed so that I can brine!!!!!

 

Looks good though...a few strips of bacon added across the top when I inserted the probes.

 

 

 

He's a beaut!

 

Bill

post #5 of 11
Bill, don't worry if the thigh portion is higher on internal temperature than the breast portion. The thigh is full on connective tissue that renders out when it cooks. So you should be good. Plus gravy is your friend for hiding dry meat.

Happy Thanksgiving!
post #6 of 11

Looks great - happy t day

post #7 of 11

Looking good Bill!

post #8 of 11
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The bird was perfect. Moist and juicy all the way through.
post #9 of 11

That's one pretty bird!!

post #10 of 11

Looks great Bill! Really nice color!

post #11 of 11

Gorgeous turkey!!  As I was reading your post, I was thinking it was a bonus that the legs got to a higher IT than the breast. Glad to hear it worked out!!

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