Hey Kids! It's BD's Smoked Turkey Time!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bdskelly, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It' been a while since I've tossed a turkey on the grate. And tomorrow the kids are coming over to celebrate BD's Birthday. Dad will grill burgers on the GWK while the fam takes a swim. But I thought it would be nice to have a smoked turkey as well. 

    So I picked up a fresh 15 pounder today. A little butter and Creole seasoning under the skin and then a good dusting on the outside. I like to stuff the cavity with citrus.  I'll inject the bird in the morning with Creole Butter and toss it on the grate at 240. 

    More later!

    Brian


     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking tasty! Happy Birthday!
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man you read my mind! I was just thinking earlier that it had been too long since you smoked a big bird!
     
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup too long. This is going to be fun!
     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Case! I'm double nickel  now  55!
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At 7am I injected the bird with creole butter and plopped it on the grate at 240 degrees.  The Amazin Pellet Burner is half full with Pit Master Choice Blend.  The Maverick has a watchful eye on the breast temp and the smoker temp.  I'm looking for a breasts  temperature of 165 degrees. 

     
  7. That should be good Brian. It is hard to go wrong with a smoked turkey. Keep the pics coming.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is looking terrific. I do hate you though as you don't look near 55. It must be the clean living.

    Please keep the pictures coming.

    Disco
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that you've used that pistol injector a few times, what do you think about it?  Ease of use? Hard to clean? Squirts fluid everywhere? Control problems? Needle gauge to large/small? Needle plugs up? etc etc.....

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    PS.... don't forget that check in the mail to AARP <Chuckles>
     
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  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    David!  Long time no see. Thanks for stopping by.  By the way. The old girl made best in class a few weeks back.  Nice to see she still has it! Hope yours is doing well. 

    b

     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    HA!  My friend its not the year model as much as the miles.  And Kevin back back me up that I am very very HIGH mileage. 
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know me Kev... Anything that works like a pistol comes second nature to me. LMAO  So yes! I like it a lot. No plug up and its adjustable. Go to the national chain farm supply and pick one up. Around $20 bucks. They are used for inoculating livestock.   Clean up is a jiffy and the needles are cheap  I toss mine after I use them. Use size  16G

    The AARP and I presently have different points of view.  I'll leave it at that  LOL
     
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There is a lot I could say right now....  But a picture is worth 1000 words.  
    It is 12:30 and we are presently at an internal temp of the breast of.. 145 degrees ​
     
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  14. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The birds IT hit 165. I promptly remove it from the smoker. Beautiful.  I'll cover it with some foil and let it loaf for a bit to allow the juices to redistribute.  


     
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  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BONUS Q VIEW!!!!!!!!!!

    BD's Homemade Brats on the side Burner in my trusty Dutch. ...Beer Butter and Onions!  Its MY Birthday and I can do what I want!!!  LOL

     
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  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice turkey, that picture of the brats...... totally awesome!

    Good job.
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The turkey came to beyond Moist. Juicy, succulent and well spiced. Those brats are out of this world. 



     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Brian, you all ate good today ! I got to smoke on my B-Day too on the fourth & some folks were saying they felt guilty that I was smokin on my B-Day.... I was like, ya kiddin me.... I love this stuff.... Give me my smoker, somethin to put in the TBS & a couple cold ones = A happy me ! :biggrin:
    Again, nice smoke man !
     
  19. aceoky

    aceoky Smoking Fanatic

    Looks very good and Happy B-day also! [​IMG]
     
  20. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Man that's one mighty pretty bird...And the vette is a beauty too! Happy birthday Brian! :Beer:

    Red
     

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