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Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jimi1851, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Not sure if this is the correct place to post, if it needs to be moved, please do so.

    I've been off the the site for a few weeks, but for good reason.

    First, on Nov 20th we had our annual turkey smoke.  This event has been going on for well over 40 years.  Affectionately known as "the smoke".  Thursday - Brine night......Friday - Drink about the "smoke"........Saturday - start early and smoke ALL day.  26 Turkeys, beef, chickens, pork, eggs, cornish hens, venison, and whatever else will fit in the brine crocks.  Smoke day is complimented by numerous side dishes, football (usually OSU vs. Mich, except this year), perch fry, and my homebrew.  Apple wood-fired smoke.


    Thanksgiving (couldn't give the MES a break) smoked a few turkey breasts, bulbs of garlic (for the Thanksgiving smashed taters), and a couple fatties.  All were well received by the family, unfortunately now they want us to have Thanksgiving dinner at our house from now on.

    Day after Thanksgiving, early up-and-at-em, drive 4+ hours east to deer camp in the hills of PA.  Before you ask.....NO, I didn't catch one.  Took the MES40 along and did 4 pork butts (used pimento-wood chips) all day Sunday for some pulled pork sammies.
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats one fine looking smoker you have there Jimi. I really like the fullness that it has I'm not sure that you could get anymore anything in there.
  3. WOW!!!!!!!!
  4. It is a great smoker, but unfortunately, it is not mine.  I just help do some of the grunt work.  It belongs to some good friends of mine.  It was built by their father back in the 70's after the original smoker (constructed of wood) burnt down during a turkey smoke.  They have some great photos of the fire (it must have been one hell of an evening).
  5. i would love to see the whole smoker from that picture, i would say that has got to be the sexiest smoker

    yet, the warm hearth feel to it the amount of space, i want one of them in my backyard
  6. I have some pics from a few years ago....I'll post some tonight when I get home from work.
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations, that pic is the banquet of my eyes. Good to know you thought of us with the Q View. It's all good my friend.
  8. OK, I found a couple pics that show the smoker better.

  9. That is freakin' awsome!!
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That is truly a thing of beauty for sure. Congrats on one incredible smoke

  11. Thanks for looking guys. I can honestly say I've never seen another one like her.  It is literally built like a brick s**thouse.  It is unfortunate that we only use it about once a year, but it definately gives us something to look forward to.