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Another practice yard bird

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by 0331grunt, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Hey there!  Just wanted to let you all know I am still learning and NEED practice!  My wife picked up a couple of turkeys and said that I will be smoking them for the WHOLE family next week!  There will be 30 or so people here...  little nervous.  Any way.  Here is what I have done so far..

    I didn't brine this one.  I injected instead.  I know brine is better, may try Jeff's Cranberry-Pomegranet Brine for the next one.  I then coated with a homemade rub and olive oil.  Got my Chargriller SFB going at about 250* and its been hovering between 200-250 since.  Using hickory.  My only hope is that it comes out resembling something edible [​IMG] .  Any other suggestions or ideas??  Should I be adding moisture to this while smoking?  If so, what is the best way?

  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Its looking good I'll look forward to more Qview
  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your off & going friend. Maybe it the wings get a little to dark foil them for a great looking bird!!
  4. voldaddy

    voldaddy Meat Mopper

    Looking good! Keep up updated.
  5. Well, after about 4 hours, I couldn't seem to keep the heat in my Chargriller... (No mods yet) So I pulled the bird, it was about 155* and put in the oven.  It crisped up well and I think it came out alright.  Not just real pleased, but my wife sure is and THAT is what is important! It wasn't too bad for my first whole turkey...


    P.S.  My birthday is the day after Thanksgiving, and I have my eye on a 30" MES @ Bass Pro.... We will have to wait and see [​IMG]
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  6. voldaddy

    voldaddy Meat Mopper

    Looks great grunt!

    That MES at BPS on Black Friday is a great deal.

    I have the 40" SS one, and I absolutely love it.

    You got 4 hours of smoke on the bird, so it will still be delicious.
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    It looks great and if the wife is happy life is good [​IMG]
  8. smokingnd

    smokingnd Smoke Blower

    Great looking buzzard.
  9. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Grunt great practice run!  

    In your one picture you have the exhaust vent nearly closed.  Keep your exhaust vent open.

    Tip's Slaughterhouse brine works great too.
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats some fine looking yard bird there.
  11. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I say nice job! [​IMG]You can smoke a hundred of them and still looking for the magic chord.