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Fabulous Turkey Step 2: The Cook - UPDATED

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So started off with part 1: The Brine http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/173039/fabulous-turkey-step-1-the-brine#post_1269342

 

..... on to part 2!

 

Here is the bird out of the brine, the red marks are from the cranberries, patted it dry with paper towels

 

 

 

My under/over skin rub: 75/25 butter/olive oil, salt, pepper, & poultry seasoning.

 

 

 

..... rub on turkey.... the wife decided the turkey needed to pose for the photo... lol.

 

 

 

Into the smoker running at 250° with apple wood, the foil pan under the turkey has 4 cups chicken broth, onion, celery, crushed garlic cloves, Tony Chacharro's Creole Seasoning, and the gizzards and neck from the turkey - can you say GRAVEY!. The small foil packet is a clove of garlic with the top cut off and some olive oil for smokey roasted garlic, that will be used in the mashed potato's.

 

 

 

Little bit of wind and a tad on the cool side so wrapped the smoker in the welding blanket.... all tucked in and cruising along with thin blue smoke! Now just have to kick back and relax for 6-7 hours. :beercheer:

 

 

..... natives are restless with anticipation! :biggrin:

 

 

 

4 hours in..... looking good! Sorry about the slightly blurry pics, our camera quit working so have to use the phone.

 

 

All done! Oh man, this thing smells good!

 

 

 

 

 

.... couple of the sides, stuffing and green bean casserole (with bacon and caramelized onions).

 

 

 

My plating method was being critiqued by the puppy! :drool

 

 

 

Money shot! The part that makes it all worth while. :sausage:

 

 

 

..... honestly.... we don't abuse this dog, she weighs in at a portly 105 lbs. at 19 months old.

 

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!!

HOPE YOURS WAS AS ENJOYABLE AS MINE!

 

:yahoo:


Edited by JIRodriguez - 11/27/14 at 6:09pm
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Lookin' good1

! Blankets seem to be the order of the day.

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It's all over except the digesting.... which is gonna take a while! :biggrin:

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Looks Great. Happy Thanksgiving
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Looks awesome, I feel like doing what your dogs are doing.... Great meal man !

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Awesome turkey! Mine is going to turn out with skin about that dark too. We are doing t-giving on Friday with the in laws, so I'm smoking the turkey tonight. Hope it comes out somewhere as close to as good as yours looks!
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Originally Posted by bmudd14474 View Post

Looks Great. Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks! Hope you guys have a good one as well!

 

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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Looks awesome, I feel like doing what your dogs are doing.... Great meal man !

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LOL - yeah, they define lazy! ..... unless there is begging to do. Thanks for the compliments.

 

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Originally Posted by jbseamus83 View Post

Awesome turkey! Mine is going to turn out with skin about that dark too. We are doing t-giving on Friday with the in laws, so I'm smoking the turkey tonight. Hope it comes out somewhere as close to as good as yours looks!

Yup... skin generally comes out dark on the smoker, but I'm sure your turkey will turn out tasty! Once your spoil your family with smoked turkey you will be tapped for the turkey every year!

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Dang , Rod. That's a nice looing Bird. I love the dogs , and the Bernard is a Puppy:icon_question: CWoW , That means it takes a cow a day to feed Her :ROTF , am I right.

 

Have fun and a great Thanksgiving , Mi Compadre' .

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Dang , Rod. That's a nice looing Bird. I love the dogs , and the Bernard is a Puppy:icon_question: CWoW , That means it takes a cow a day to feed Her :ROTF , am I right.

 

Have fun and a great Thanksgiving , Mi Compadre' .


Thanks! Yeah.... between those to dogs we go through 50 lbs. of dog good every two weeks. Our puppy is actually going to be on the small side - we think she's going top out around 120-130, which will be about 30 lbs. light for the breed. Only in our house is she considered a "small" dog... lol.

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