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Turkey with Q-Views

post #1 of 16
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Well, I stumbled out of bed this morning at 6:30 am to get my 25 lbs. of turkey thighs smoking. I pulled them out of the brine, patted them dry, laid them out on my racks, put a light rub on them, and put them in the smoker. I also am doing a small chicken as well. The weather outside is less than desirable, however, not as cold as they predicted,about 16 degrees ABOVE ZERO...obviously because it is snowing. A storm coming out of the Rockies is moving up and we are on the edge of the heavier snow. Down in Minnesota, they are expecting the brunt of it. I am using maple and some hickory for wood chips. I just checked and everything is doing good, only one thing I noticed on my GOSM, that when the meat is covering the whole rack, I get juices that drip down on bottom of smoker and they run out the seams in the bottom of the smoker down by the legs. It seems to me that they could have put a removable drip pan in these newer units at the bottom of the smoker to catch those juices. Normally, when I smoke a Pork Butt I center the meat in the middle of the rack, and the juices are contained in the water pan. Anybody else experienced this?? Oh well.... I have a few pics of this mornings smoke and I will post finished pictures later today when they are done. The first couple of pics reflect the weather here this morning and the other two show the turkey rubbed and ready to go in smoker. Enjoy!!
post #2 of 16
Damn!! That's alot of Turkey...

SNOW eek.gif

We might some tomorrow... I love snow but I'm not ready for it.
post #3 of 16
now thats a pile of turkey.... snow..... look forward the finished qview
post #4 of 16
he-he looks like my place ... WHITE eek.gif
post #5 of 16
Brrrrr that looks cold!!

Can't wait to see your finished turkey mj.......if you have any left over, I call dibs.biggrin.gif
post #6 of 16
You always get first dibs ...biggrin.gif
post #7 of 16

I though I was having a nightmare! All that turkey! PDT_Armataz_01_08.gif

Good luck on your smoke!
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
As promised here are the finished q-views of my smoke session today. The turkey thighs turned out okay....the whole chicken smoked really well. I don't think the meat was in the brine long enough. The turkey pieces or the chicken weren't as juicy as I would have liked, but tasted good, nonetheless.. Perhaps next time I will have to inject the meat as well as soak it in the brine. In any case....Enjoy!
post #9 of 16
I really didn't think I could want turkey this soon, but those thighs look great!!! Very nice color and the skin looks quite crispy for a GOSM smoke.

Way to go mj-air23!!!
post #10 of 16
Looks pretty good
post #11 of 16
Looks great and sounds like you are already perfecting your effort. Congrats.
post #12 of 16
man oh man , those look tasty ...gotta go have some breakfast now PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 16
It looks like everything turned out great. Congrats on the birds in all that snow.
post #14 of 16
They look great MJ! I had to really look to find the chicken though it almost got lost in a sea of turkey parts!
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
LOL....Deejay...There is alot of turkey there. I am going to go through and seal up those thighs and have them for a quick meal or cold sandwich. Thanks everyone for the great comments and especially thanks for all the great help everyone on this forum provides. You all make the smoking experience a better one...icon_biggrin.gif This is truly a wonderful place...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #16 of 16
Well done mj! They look awesome!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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