Apple Cider Smoked Turkey Q-View

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Smoke Blower
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Dec 30, 2014
Southern California
Brined 15lb bird in a apple cider brine last night (apple cider, apple cider vinegar, quartered oranges, fresh ginger, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt and brown sugar). Cleaned off the bird this morning injecting it with Cajun Injector garlic and butter mix; added Malcom Reed's AP and BBQ dry rubs on the outside.

Threw it on pellet smoker at 180 degrees to get some good smoke on it; for 1 hour. Then cranked heat up to 300 degrees, placed bird on top rack with a drip pan below. Put in 2 bottles of Angry Orchard Apple Cider and a can of chicken broth to drip pan. Then basted bird every hour.

Just removed bird from the pit. ChefAlarm showing IT of 159 degrees. Will let bird sit for 30 minutes and coast to IT 165ish.

Nice smoke!

I also like the second shelf you have going. I run a pellet pooper too, and I may get something like that to have a better second shelf.

I would have been worried that the Angry Orchard would have never made it to the smoker, and somehow ended in my belly
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