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Another practice yard bird

0331grunt

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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
.  Any other suggestions or ideas??  Should I be adding moisture to this while smoking?  If so, what is the best way?

 

pineywoods

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Its looking good I'll look forward to more Qview
 

realtorterry

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

0331grunt

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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
 

voldaddy

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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.
 

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It looks great and if the wife is happy life is good
 

deannc

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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.
 

meateater

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

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