Big Bird and Bones

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by lcruzen, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gotta 12 lb turkey on the GOSM and 2 slabs of spares on the Silver Smoker. Turkey is just rubbed with olive oil and garlic, salt, and pepper. No brine, just straight up. Smoking at 300o to crisp up the skin.



    Ribs and trim pieces with a rub of mustard, sea salt, garlic, onion, paprika, chili powder and pepper.




    Hitting it with TBS at about 225o.





    I'll get some pics as it progresses.
     
  2. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Excellent start Cruz! Keep us posted
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great only thing I found was smoking at the higher temps I had to foil the wings before the rest of the bird was done.
     
  4. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    3 hours into the smoke and that bird is looking pretty tastey.




    I'll keep the wing thing in mind piney but they look ok so far. Ribs are coming along nicely and about ready to foil. Just flipped them around to get the other ends closer to the fire box.



    Spritzing them with a mixture of apple juice, Dales seasoning, jalapeno brine and some Crown Royal.

    Time to try some of the flap meat!
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great and nice spritz
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's lookin really tasty!!
     
  7. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll be watchin this one! Only turkey I've done was last Christmas. Lookin good so far!
     
  8. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Lookin real good.
    LOTS of turkeys are pre brined anyway.
    It'll say on the packaging contains X% of Whatever Solution.
    Something to that effect and you can see the perforations on the skin where it was injected.
     
  9. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That bird looks great so far, I did one last Thanksgiving and the weather was terrible. I had to try and save it in the oven.

    I'll keep an eye on this bird, [​IMG]
     
  10. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well that was quite (belch) tasty! Bird turned out great. Skin was nice and crispy and meat nicely smoked flavored.




    Wifey made one of her great fresh mixed greens salads with mandarin oranges, dried cherries and feta.





    Turkey was accompanied with roasted garlic mashed taters and gravy and corn on the cob. What a typical manly dinner plate. No hint of green anywhere!






    A shot of the turkey carved.






    The ribs are going with us tomorrow out on my buddies pontoon boat.






    Now it's time for a few brewskis.
     
  11. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    awesome looki'n vittles.


    mark
     
  12. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    now that there is some mighty fine looking table fare..good job...
     
  13. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great Cruzen.
     
  14. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nothing like a nice smoked turkey and a couple nice slabs of ribs. Great work on those [​IMG].
     
  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome nice ribs and that bird looks fantastic nice job!
     
  16. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what an awesome smoke session. You have got to be proud of that meal, and tomorrows boat feast! You get the last of my points today! Nice job.![​IMG]
     
  17. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanx to all for the comments and points. Weather today doesn't seem conducive to boating but could clear up later. Worst case, we eat ribs and drink beer. I can live with that![​IMG]
     

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