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First time smoking turkey

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12lbs at 250 degrees, 7 hours with hickory/apple/Jim Bean Barrel wood chips. I used the buttermilk brine for 36 hours and the bacon butter for seasoning. It was really good.

 

 

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Edited by Graco - 11/27/14 at 5:40pm
post #2 of 9

Very nice looking Bird

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7hrs? What internal temp in the breast did you cook to? I only ask as i usually smoke a 12-14lb turkey in about 4.5hrs to an internal breast temp of 165.  Smoker temp usually between 250-280.

 

Ultimately the only thing that matter is how it tastes.  It looks fantastic! did it taste as great as it looks?

post #4 of 9

And it looks great! Nice job and Happy Thanksgiving!

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7hrs? What internal temp in the breast did you cook to? I only ask as i usually smoke a 12-14lb turkey in about 4.5hrs to an internal breast temp of 165.  Smoker temp usually between 250-280.

 

Ultimately the only thing that matter is how it tastes.  It looks fantastic! did it taste as great as it looks?

I have the MES 30" so max temp is 275, original recipe called for 240-250 degrees. My wife was getting antsy so I increased it to 275 for the last hour. It got to 163 degrees I believe.

 

It tasted really good and was moist too.

post #6 of 9

If that good a looking bird doesn't get points1.png, I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Disco

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If that good a looking bird doesn't get points1.png, I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Disco

It did! Thanks, you guys too.

post #8 of 9

Congratulations and Nice looking bird!!  Isn't it amazing how good they taste?

 

I am a rookie at turkey, so here is what mine did....

I have a MES and ran my 12# turkey through in 4 hrs at 275.  Outdoor temp was 28F, Ohio.

Breast down, 3 shots of dry wood @ start and on the hour for next two.  Pulled when breast was at 165F.

It was juicy and a big hit.

 

I love this place, First Post!

post #9 of 9

Nice looking bird! 

Happy smoken.

David

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