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First turkey w/Qview

post #1 of 9
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Decided to have a little 'Thanksgiving practice' today.


12.6 lb. Butterball brined for 24 hours in Slaughterhouses brine then placed on a rack for 24 hours in the fridge to dry out the skin.

Separated skin and breast and liberally applied Jeff's Bacon Butter.  http://www.smoking-meat.com/november-7-2013-smoked-turkey-with-bacon-butter.  Coated outside with EVOO and herb mix and stuffed loosely with apples, celery and onions. 

On the smoker at 250 for 3 hours then down to 230 to finish it off.  TBS of Cherry and Pecan is flowing.  Also plan on making mashed smoked red potatoes and sweet corn to go along with it.





post #2 of 9
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Forgot to mention.  Smoking it on a Masterbuilt Propane smoker modified with Nomex door seal, foiled chip pan and larger water pan.

post #3 of 9

looks like your off to a good start !

post #4 of 9

Looks good!!   Cant wait for more.

post #5 of 9
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Turned out pretty good. Found out I have an issue with my Master built propane smoker though. Front of the box runs 50 degrees warmer than the back. Need to figure that out. Part that was in the front got a little to done...
post #6 of 9

Looks good , figure out your heat and learning your Smoker will help. Practice makes perfect. :biggrin:


Try keeping a cooking "LOG" to record your smoking techniques. helps and you'll have a copy of any good recipes you might find or conjure up .


Have fun and . . .

post #7 of 9

Looks like it turned out pretty good!!!  As was said......learn your smoker and you will get great Q



post #8 of 9
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Thanks.  I have a excel workbook with all my smokes.  Including temps every half hour.  I never thought to check front to back temps before.  Since the turkey filled front to back I noticed it when 1/2 of the bird was done long before the other half.  Still was good but now I know I need to come up with a solution.  50 degree difference is just too much in a 12 inch span of a rack.

post #9 of 9
Nice lookin first bird.... Ya will learn somethin new on dang near every smoke I swear.... Haha.... Very nice smoke, had to be tasty ! drool.gif
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