• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Getting ready for T-Day!

rw willy

Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
796
66
Joined Feb 7, 2008
Smoked a 13.5 lb non-enhanced bird yesterday.  Followed the "Honey Brined" recipe on the virtual bullet site.  Not to bad, based on eating the trimmings from the cutting board.  I did cut the brine time down to one day.  Other then that pretty close to what was written.  Nice flavor and color.  I smoked her in the GOSM @ 230f, not worried about the skin.  Internal was 170f when I pulled it off.  Let it sit on the counter under a foil tent, then into the 'fridge.  I am taking this bird to my sister's house, so I carved it up today.  They don't know I'm bring it.  Just a little showing off.  Placed the sliced meat in a food saver bag.  Sucked'er down alittle and hit the seal button.  The machine does a great job preping food for travel.

Good luck to you all and have a safe and smokey Thanksgiving.





After 3 hrs.





 
Last edited:

mballi3011

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
14,478
55
Joined Mar 12, 2009


Man oh Man thats some fine looking turkey. Now I haven't seen that smoking method hanging the bird like that but it's looks cool. Now I only wish that you were coming pover my house for turkey day and bring one of thoses birds with you.
 

deannc

Master of the Pit
1,153
24
Joined Jun 13, 2010
That is a great looking bird!  Can you tell us more about your hanging apparatus?

Hope you all have a great holiday!
 

rw willy

Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
796
66
Joined Feb 7, 2008
thanks for the good reviews!

the hanger is the turkey holder from my fryer.  Works great and all juices run out instead of steaming in the bird.
 

pineywoods

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Administrator
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
OTBS Admin
Group Lead
27,138
1,865
Joined Mar 22, 2008
It looks awesome and I'm sure they will all enjoy it
 

psuman316

Newbie
1
10
Joined Nov 23, 2010
RW got the exact same smoker so thanks for this great idea of hanging the bird, because I have ran into trouble fitting 18+ lbs birds in.  Question for you do you have a hard time keeping smoke going inside this thing? I have tried a lot of methods of keeping my wood chips smoking and not burning and nothing seems to work.  I have even tried soaked chunked wood. Have you had any trouble keeping your wood smoking, not burning? Thanks in advance
 

rw willy

Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
796
66
Joined Feb 7, 2008
Hey P-man,

I think I do.  Nobody else seems to complain but, yes.  I feel I tend the smoke box too much.  I have the coffee can mode and that helped alot.  But I do add chunks (work best for me) every 1-1.5 hrs.  But I do have two coffee cans and add one before removing the other.  That way I don't go for long periods with NO smoke.

Have you checked out the GOSM mod threads?  Alot of good stuff there.

Thanks
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.