Christmas Turkey Breast

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by garyinmd, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Busy weekend on the smoker, ham on Sat and Turkey on Christmas.  Ham post

    Wife was going to be out of town with the daughter and granddaughter for Christmas, youngest daughter wanted to make the fixins if I smoked a turkey.

    Found a 5 lbs butterball on sale at the local store.


    Did not get pictures but soaked in Tips brine for three hours, 1st pic breast all rinsed off and next pics all rubbed and back into fridge for a couple of hours.




    Have the AMNPS filled with pecan pellets ready for MES


    Next couple of pictures show turkey in MES ready to roll.



    4 hours later and the bird is under the knife, very moist (hard to see here)



    Here we have the spread laid out ready to devour.



    Dads 1st plate.


    Bird was in MES for 4 hours and taken out at 158 deg.  Alyse did a great job on all the other menu items, plenty of leftovers for next week.

    Thanks for looking

    Last edited: Dec 25, 2011
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great! Love me some Meat and 'Tater's...JJ
  3. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Good looking meal spread.

  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome spread Gary!!!!

    That turkey looks perfect [​IMG]

    Great job 

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking meal Gary!
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Nice spread for another great family dinner.
  8. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great [​IMG]
  9. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone, for Thanksgiving I smoked a whole turkey and put it in Tips brine overnight, only thing I would change here is to brine longer.  It was only 5 lbs so would not brine overnight but 3 hours was not quite enough.


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