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Getting ready for T-Day!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rw willy, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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: Nov 22, 2010
  2. mmm this place is really makin me wish it were thursday right  now. good job!
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    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.
  4. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    That is a great looking bird!  Can you tell us more about your hanging apparatus?

    Hope you all have a great holiday!
  5. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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.
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    It looks awesome and I'm sure they will all enjoy it [​IMG]
  7. psuman316

    psuman316 Newbie

    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
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ditto, that's a great idea.

    Great looking bird RW
  9. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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.