First Smoke

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by 4-packdad, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. 4-packdad

    4-packdad Newbie

    Hey Guys;

    Just thought I'd let you all know how my first attemp at smoking a turkey went.

    Short Version:
    Looked horrible BUT tasted Wonderful.

    What I learned:
    Charcoal (non Lump) does NOT make a good base.
    Must have a good base of hot coals before starting.

    Once I had a good base of coals, Temp control was fairly easy.

    Hickory smoke sure smells good.

    I attribute how juice my turkey was to brining.

    I'll be attempting a Boston Butt for Pull'n next.

    Thanks for you all who helped me get started with replies to my posts.
    I'll try to post them in the right section from now on.

  2. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    4-Packdad did ya happen to take any pics, and best of luck to all your smokes.
  3. sounds like you did well. good luck on your butt and happy smoking
  4. 4-packdad

    4-packdad Newbie

    Sorry, No Pictures...

    The Family was relieved that once the Black Skin was peeled back to see nice look'n meat.

    The Juices just oozed when cut.

  5. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats on the first smoke.Sounds like you did good.
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Congrats 4-pack! Glad you produced and eddible product! Now you know what to expect the next one wil be easy!
  7. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Good job!! It's all down hill from here
  8. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Glad it worked out for you. Always nervous with the first of everything. sounds like you pulled it off, just fine. Getting the 'good word' from the family is always reassuring.

    If you handled the bird, you will do great on the butt.

    Just follow what you read here. It will get you through.


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