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First Turkey and First Fatty with Q-View

post #1 of 15
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Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a good turkey day last week! All good down here. I decided to do my first Turkey and Fatty all in one day.

I got a minimally processed turkey

Decided to make a homemade brine which consisted of salt, sugar, pepper, herbs, molasses, and some other random spices. I bagged it over night. FYI use a bigger bag than a 3 gallon unless you want a mess!

Thanksgiving morning we got the fatty ready. Girlfriend made a nice bacon weave while i lit the smoker. We sautéed some green and red bell peppers, a jalapeño pepper, white and green onion, and scrambled 3 eggs (i think i will do four next time). Plus we chunked up a good bit of chedder and threw that on top. Oh yeah i used 2 lbs of sausage so i guess this might be properly called a hog leg and not a normal fatty! biggrin.gif

Pic of both on smoker

Here is a pic of the finished fatty or hog leg with my fathers hand trying to pick at the bacon!

Smoked bird over higher heat about 325-350 for about 4 hours till breast reach 170. Wish i woulda pulled it at 165 but it was still the best turkey ive ever had. Still making some yummy sammies!

Hope yall enjoyed the pics! Next up a beef brisket!
post #2 of 15
Sounds like a good Thanksgiving. I can't see the pictures however...icon_neutral.gif
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
check them now, they should be viewable
post #4 of 15
Maybe it's just me, but I can't even get to Flickr's web site...
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Are the pictures still not viewable? I can see them on my PC no problem...
post #6 of 15
Matty, I can see them. Some good lookin chow there!!! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 15
What kind of smoker?

That's a big ass Fattie!
post #8 of 15
That all looks great............PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #9 of 15
Man oh man thats some fabulous looking turkey for sure there Matt. Your fattie looks great and when i saw that weave I thought you were wrapping the bird some that was one huge fattie. I bet it took a whole box of matches to light that one. I have to give you some points.giffor the bird and the Fattie both came out great
post #10 of 15
Thats a BBF for sure. "Big Beautiful Fattie" I need to try one of them Hawgs.
post #11 of 15
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thanks for all the comments guys! honestly though if it wasnt for everyone here, there is no way I coulda pulled this off. Thanks to everyone who posts all the good info. mballi3011 you have shared some great knowledge on here for sure!

next up for me to conquer is the beef brisket! looking forward to that one.
post #12 of 15

Great Fatty

What did you use for the sausage?
post #13 of 15
They both look Great...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 15
Nice lookin turkey and fatty. It's hard to eat one from an oven after having a smoked bird. My kids groan when we have one now that is not smoked.
post #15 of 15
Congrats on the nice smoke, everything looks great.
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