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First Turkey for 2016 in the mini

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Pulled an 8 lb. Hotel Style Turkey Breast out of the freezer, a few days back brined it yesterday almost 20 hrs. drained and put it on a rack to dry in the fridge 2 hrs.Lets start the mini

Used 4 of the Weber starter cubes in the chimney

just trying something here,I use my grill most times to start it

Prep the Turkey with a splash of oil and dusted with rub

So now time to dump the chimney in

Let that run for 30 minutes and it was running 275* not bad being 35* outside

temp dropped when I put the bird in but came back real quick to 300*

Held temp for solid 3 hrs. 275* - 300*

Took 3 1/2 hrs to finish at an IT of 174* F

Skin nice and crispy,someone took the piece of skin off the back 

Thanks for looking 

Richie

post #2 of 13
Very nice, skin looks great!
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by tbern View Post

Very nice, skin looks great!

Thank you my wife said it taste better then it looks LOL

Richie

post #4 of 13
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Small get together at my house yesterday,I was able to get a pic of the Turkey

Thanks for looking

Richie

post #5 of 13
Looks perfect!!
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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post

Looks perfect!!

Thanks Mdboatbum Going to make some good soup later

Richie

post #7 of 13

Looks delicious Richie! That carcass will make some good stock!

 

Al

post #8 of 13
That looks great! Love the color! As if I do not have enough toys to smoke on, I might just have to convert my smokey Joe to a mini eventually haha. Do you think at temps like 275-300 the mini gives you crispy skin because the turkey is closer to the heat source?
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Looks delicious Richie! That carcass will make some good stock!

 

Al

Thanks Al Have that baby simmering now,keeps the broth nice and clear.

Richie

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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

That looks great! Love the color! As if I do not have enough toys to smoke on, I might just have to convert my smokey Joe to a mini eventually haha. Do you think at temps like 275-300 the mini gives you crispy skin because the turkey is closer to the heat source?

I don't eat the skin,my wife said it was rubbery.I would have to guess 350* or more to crisp the skin

Richie

post #11 of 13

Hey, Ritchie, can you say perfection? I knew you could.

 

Points for one the best looking turkey skins I've seen.

 

Disco

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Hey, Ritchie, can you say perfection? I knew you could.

 

Points for one the best looking turkey skins I've seen.

 

Disco


Disco thank you the mini seams to make doing Turkey or Chicken look nice.My MES would always make them darker.Thanks for the point I appreciate it.

Richie

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Glad I saved some of the soup,going to need it this weekend.

Richie

 

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