Re: Smoked turkey breast and wicked baked beansThanks guys.
Gremlin- No, it is just the wal-mart brand for velveeta. I think she just made rice and peas and melted the cheese and mixed it together. It was good.
Joe and Rodger, yes I got the brown sugar :D
I mixed in about a cup and a half. Dutch's recipe measurements are more realistic. I got one of those cans of beans about the size of a snare drum :D They were excellent but I had enough to feed an army. Plus I did them in a crock pot for convenience so they didn't have any smoke flavor. I'm sure that makes them even better.
No, the turkey was definiely more dry than the first one I did. I thought so right away and my wife and daughter said the same thing. Also, I loaded the cajun seasoning on, because the apple juice usually washes it off, dulls it, etc. But since I didn't spray with the apple juice it was a little overpowering. Good, just not as good as it could have been.
The first time I did this I used the apple juice, plus, I don't think I took the turkey out of the freezer until the night before so it was still a little frozen. I defrosted it in the microwave, and I think it was still a little icy in the center when I put it on the smoker. This time I followed the directions and had it in the frig for 36 hours before I smoked it. It was definitely thawed all the way.
So I guess those are all factors I'll have to think about next time I make one. Rule #1 will be to make sure I have all ingredients before I fire up the smoker :)