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Another Turkey Thread

Rmartinez2

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Hey everyone I know there's going to be and are a bunch of these but, well, I like to share.

I had a 10# and a 12# bird which I brined for 15 hours each. My brine consisted of salt, sugar, thyme, rosemary, onion etc. I used the briner bucket which is awesome. One bird brined in the spices with water and apple juice, where the other was just water. My goal was to make one with more traditional seasonings and one with a barbecue rub. I used apple wood pellets from lumberjack on my pit boss and ran at 300* so I used a tube.

I threw some unsalted butter, 7 garlic cloves, some rosemary and thyme into a skillet and let that simmer in lowest heat for a while. I strained that and injected the traditional bird. For BBQ bird I added some of the BBQ rub to the butter and tried to dissolve that as much as possible and injected that. Both were injected in the breast only. Traditional turkey was placed over tray of veggies and BBQ was on its own.





Into the pit boss they went.



Now I knew spatchcocking would allow these to cook much faster but I honestly thought it would be at the least 2 hours. At 300* these hit 163 in the breast and 177 in the thighs at 1 hr 23mins.

At this time I pulled them off and took them inside to rest. Breast reached 168 and thigh hit 183 at carry over.

Traditional bird got a great tan and skin was crispy.

BBQ bird looked amazing and the skin was awesome. I think the pics may looked like it burnt a bit but I'm telling you this was just a phenomenal looking bird.




Tender, juicy, flavorful. My favorite was the BBQ

Thanks as always for taking a look. Hope you all enjoyed the day.
 

foamheart

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Yes sir some fine eating there I am sure. BUT you better check those veggies cause it looks like those taters done turned. They're purple! LOL
 

Rmartinez2

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Yes sir some fine eating there I am sure. BUT you better check those veggies cause it looks like those taters done turned. They're purple! LOL
Lol funny you say that. The majority of my family is pretty... I don't know what the word is, sheltered I guess ? To the potato world so many of them saw a purple one for the first time.
 

foamheart

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Great job! Bet everyone went home happy happy happy!
Speaking of that! I told my baby sister and her brood that I expected some leftovers left here this year after lunch. Either that or I am on strike, no more cooking/smoking good food! Damn it I am putting my foot down, I want some of my turkey and dressing leftovers just for once!
 

TNJAKE

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Yeah man it's a beast and pretty well built. Love the sear function too.
Customer service is great. All smokers purchased after September 2018 have a 5yr warranty. Have over 300 cooks on mine with no issues until about 5 days before Thanksgiving my igniter quit. Called pit boss (they are built by Dansons) and they overnighted me a replacement igniter. Was about a 10 minute fix.
 

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