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Early thanksgiving. Smoking a bird!

hutty

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Mom and pop came up from GA to PA and another 30 people as well I was tasked with the second bird (we only have one oven) well let's see who wins! Mom and old school baked bird or me smokin' a bird! Bird in the Brine!
 

mdboatbum

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GOOD LUCK!!! I'd guess the smoked bird will taste miles better than the baked bird, but it is your Mom after all, so try not to gloat too much.
 

hutty

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It's funny. I thought I had a plan for this bird. And every time I think I have it figured I read something different lol. Sheesh. I've read everything for 40 min per pound at 200 degrees to 6 hours at 350 degrees! Lol. I'm so confused now!
 

jeffgdavis

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my best way is spatchcocked,350 indirect no clock cook to temp
 
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oldschoolbbq

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Hutty, have a great time doing the Turkey(either in the oven or the Smoker) , Maybe start about 3am and let it cook  til' , It should be done by 12pm.


Get back to us and let us know what - went - and - how.


Have fun doing what you do , and I'll be watching the news for you report.

Stan

Have fun and...
 

foamheart

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Yes the smoked bird, but don't get trapped by praise....... you are smarter than that! LOL
 

hutty

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Well I'm thinking the smoked bird too. He looks awesome so far and smells so good the neighbors hinted at coming for dinner ( I did invite them). Regardless of which one is better Mom will always win.
 

hutty

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This pic makes him look a lot darker than he is. Pulled him off at 167 degrees. Rolled him to his belly and foiled him for the next hour. Pics of carving to come!!!
 

oldschoolbbq

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Was it juicy
 A bird cooked to a high degree will usually be dry and tastless unless you inject it before the cooking starts. let us know how it turns out.

Stan
 

mdboatbum

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Well I'm thinking the smoked bird too. He looks awesome so far and smells so good the neighbors hinted at coming for dinner ( I did invite them). Regardless of which one is better Mom will always win.
As it should be.
 
Was it juicy
 A bird cooked to a high degree will usually be dry and tastless unless you inject it before the cooking starts. let us know how it turns out.

Stan
I don't think 167˚ is all that high. At smoker temps it'll only coast maybe 5 degrees, and at 172˚ I wouldn't think it would be dry and tasteless.
 

hutty

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He was delicious. And he's gone. There is left over turkey but its roaster turkey. He was not dry at all I injected him with apple cider and he was stuffed with apples oranges and orange juice. I also put some apple wood smoked bacon under his skin with a few pats of butter. He was awesome!!
 

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