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Just burned the church Easter turkey:O

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Decided to use the old water smoker, thought after spending the day cleaning Grandma's yard it would be fairly fool proof.
Woke up at 2:30am to check it, temp ok but low on fuel. Threw in a couple of chunks of white oak then came in the house to check to see what the internet had to say about cooking times. About 15minutes go by and I to recheck the internal temperature and the gage is pegged and the skin is burned.
I decided with an internal temperature of 125 to go ahead and finish it off in the oven. I could peel the skin and dry out the meat or leave it on and take a chance of it tasting burned then pull and separate the meat before taking out to church. I decide on the latter.
Fingers crossed...I'll find out soon if Ia have a protein to take to church today.
post #2 of 10

Good luck, I hope it works out well. It's probably better to serve a platter of shredded meat than to present one big bird that has to be carved.

 

One joke that I credit to my sister: "It's foolproof, and fools have proven it."

post #3 of 10

Take the skin off.  Slice the bird and toss in a tray with a little chicken broth to keep it moist . Cover with foil and take it to the church picnic.  We will keep your secret.  No-one will know. 

post #4 of 10

I like B's idea!

 

Al

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So, I finished off the turkey in the oven at 225 degrees my wife pulled turkey apart while I was in the shower and put it in a Tupperware container. It smelled awesome. Everyone loved it including me and I'm my toughest critic. There is only enough left for about two sandwiches (we have a very small church). Just so you know, the meat was tender and juicy.I cooked it breast side down for the first four hours.
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Glad to hear it turned out!
post #7 of 10

texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a stormy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

 

Gary

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Glad to hear it turned out!
Thanks
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texas.gif
  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a stormy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



Gary
Thanks, my daughter and son in-law live in Abilene Texas.
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Thanks, my daughter and son in-law live in Abilene Texas.

 

Cool, That's about 300 miles West of me

 

Gary

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