Intro To Smoking from Canada

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jamieparisi, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. jamieparisi

    jamieparisi Newbie

    Hi All

    I am new to the smoking world. I have purchased a Masterbuilt Electric smoker. This way I can learn before going to the charcoal. I have done a couple of briskets, ribs. and Today I am going to attempt a 18lb turkey.

    Any Advice.

    I am brining it then putting it in the smoker on Monday early morning.
    Jamie
     
  2. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    welcome to smf. 18lbs, be careful with that one. Birds that big make me nervous as they stay in the danger zone (40*-140*)too long. We like pictures, so lets see how that bird comes along with qview. You may want to check out the free 5 day ecourse, it has a good lil bit of info crammed in it.
     
  3. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Howdy and welcome aboard
     
  4. dono

    dono Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    18 lbs is a big bird for smoking, be carefull, and remember that low and slow does not help with poultry. cook it at around 325 to 350 so as to get it past the danger zone faster.

    good luck and keep us posted
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF...and KEEP THOSE TEMPS UP! I know it's not popular as it makes for a strange looking bird...but I'd "spatchcock" that puppy... cut the spine out with shears and lay it flat. And of COURSE...you din't stuff it...right?

    Enjoy..someone'll be around for help if ya need it I'm sure!
     
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Please heed the advice above. Poultry can be excellent as well as a bit scary at the same time.
     
  7. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Jamie.
     

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