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First Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by roklimo, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. roklimo

    roklimo Smoke Blower

    No fresh birds to be found so I got a 12lb cheap store brand frozen turkey.  Thawed and brined for 12 hours.  Smoked at 250 with apple wood on my reverse flow home built job.  Spritzed with apple cider and Captain Morgans.  Smoked to 170 degrees and let it rest for 30 minutes.


    Pic is a bit blurry, but the bird was moist and delicious.  Nice mahogany color too.
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Looks like it's all good to me . As long as it's moist and has a good taste , Score 1 for roclimo!!!!
  3. symansaysbbq

    symansaysbbq Fire Starter

    How long did it take? I am trying to decide if I am frying or smoking the bird this year :-/
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work on that bird.  Syman, my whole turkeys take anywhere from 4-5.5 hours depending on the size of the bird, weather, cook temp stability.  Remember -- it's done when it's done by meat temp, not time.  And don't forget to let that bird rest a bit before carving!
  5. symansaysbbq

    symansaysbbq Fire Starter

    Thanks for the reply...Very true with the temp not time. I love the fried so much, I can do a 16lbs bird in about an hr. The guests are weirded out when they get here and the raw turkey is in the refrigerator.
  6. roklimo

    roklimo Smoke Blower

    6 hours for this one.  
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now that's one fine looking bird you have there Mr. Limo dude
  8. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bird! Gobble Gobble! [​IMG]
  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Got any pics of your smoker? Nice bird, I have never had access to any apple wood, but I would love to try it!