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BIG Turkey Qview

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
My first shot at the QView!

Recap of my previous thread and here's how it went down...

Started with a 23lb Turkey...

Decided that I wanted to debone before smoking...

Brined overnight in kosher salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder...

Laid out flat on the rack...

Into the smoker at 300* using Hickory wood and at 2 hours in checked temps and basted the skin with olive oil...

This got done earlier than expected. Here we are at 175* internal temp on the breast and ready to go...

We were done about 20 minutes before my folks showed up so I foiled and set in the oven and here is the final results...

This ended up turning out much better than I could have hoped for. The pictures don't really show it but we had a real nice smoke ring on the breast and the taste was amazing. I usually prefer the thigh and leg meat but the breast was by far the best I've ever done. I'm pretty jacked it turned out this well.....and so was my dad who stuffed himself silly. He went home fat and happy with some leftovers.
post #2 of 11
How hard was it to debone?
post #3 of 11
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It's not too bad and it makes it awesome for carving because you can just slice right through the breast and thighs. I leave the drumstick and wings in just for looks. I have done it many times on chickens until I got it down. That way if I made a mistake it was no big deal. I actually learned just by watching a couple of youtube clips.
post #4 of 11
great looking bird! ! !
post #5 of 11
I have almost watched someone debone a chicken and the was really good and it took about 5 mins. and bang he was done and the bird was stuffed and ready for me to take home. So what videos did you watch because I really would love to learn how to debone and stuff a bird. That way I don't have to spend 25.00 for a stuffed bird. Your turkey looks awesome and help me please.points.giffor pulling it off and I'm really glad it was sogood for you too.
post #6 of 11
Beautiful bird! Great job posting pics too. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 11
Nice looking bird, good job...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 11
Great looking turkey. Never seen one deboned. Smoked a few whole ones, but yours really came out perfect. points.gif

Asking again, do you have any links to the youtube presentation on deboning the bird? I know if I do a search on youtube, I'll never get back to this site or any of the others I haunt.
post #9 of 11
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Here's the one I'd start with...


It's a 3 part deal and it's kinda long but it's how I learned. Again, I did this on $5 chickens before I attempted a turkey but it's not really all that difficult to do if you know the basics of a bird. The first time I ever tried I had no idea what I was doing except for this youtube clip and I got through it. It's basically detaching the wing and thighs from the rib cage/backbone. As long as you know what you're looking at, you'll be able to get through it.

I like this method alot of you're going to be stuffing a chicken or turkey because without any bones you can slice all the way through it and it'll look like a turkey fattie.
post #10 of 11
I do my phesants and ducks, it is not too difficult.
post #11 of 11
That is something I really want to learn to do!!!! points.gifon a great Q-View PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
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