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Thanksgiving at my house

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Hers my little adventure in smoking our turkey.

Started with a standard brine and added a few oranges and 2 limes. A few bay leaves. It was a 36 hour brine.
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I used this injection and cherry wood.
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The bird was buttered everywhere and under the skin. Seasoned with butter ball cajon seasoning. Injected the breast and thighs.
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Had trouble keeping the temps @ 325 But did all the necessary adjustments to make it happen. Here we are after messing with the smoker trying to get the temp up.
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Here where I start my shenanigans. I was flipping the bird every 45 min. Not shown was me foiling the wings and legs once I got the color I wanted.
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This year the family was split up due to other family members coming from out of state.

Here I am with my sister. Maribel with her brother who recently moved out of his home to be on his own.
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My brother and his girlfriend.
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Here it is after 4 hours of being smoked.
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I ripped of the legs and wings and started to cut up the rest. Not the prettiest way to do it but it worked.
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No plated pic of the meal. But we had it simple with mashed potatoes and stuffing.
To be honest the turkey was very moist and full of flavors. The best one I have ever made!

Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Tony and Maribel.
post #2 of 7

Nice turkey, Tony! And a nice looking family, too, You did a great job!

I have not seen that Butterball injection liquid in my area. What did you think of it?

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Nice turkey, Tony! And a nice looking family, too, You did a great job!
I have not seen that Butterball injection liquid in my area. What did you think of it?

I like it. Full of flavor.
post #4 of 7
Looks good!
post #5 of 7

Very nice set up can't beat good food and family

post #6 of 7
Looks great.

Very nice family.
post #7 of 7
Great looking bird Tony! Bad looking jersey's though (Go 'Skins!) lol. I might have to check out the turkey injection stuff you showed. I never even knew it existed! It'll make things a little easier next year. I also have problems keeping my smoker over 300. It handles like a DREAM between 200-280, but trying to get anything higher is a battle. Luckily I rarely have to get temps above 280 (low & slow!), but I was wondering what methods you used to get yours up. I've heard lump charcoal and/or wood burns hotter, so I'm considering trying that next time I need higher smoking temps.
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