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Mesquite Smoked Turkey!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by up in smoke, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. :shock: Like I said earlier, I’m tired of paying $8.00 lb. for smoked deli turkey slices. Now all I need is some pumpernickel, cucumber slices and a little mayo. Gobble Gobble!
  2. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    NASTY!!! Send that ugly thing to me so I can dispose of it properly! Then try again.

    Crap! My mouth hurts from looking at it.

    I hope mine comes out looking that good.............hey send me yours and I'll send you mine..........but you first.

    All joking aside, that looks fantastic. Great job
  3. Thats a nice looking bird...I did one this past weekend with mesquite chunks and jack daniels pellets practice run for turkey day...

  4. ma?tley ca 1/4 e

    ma?tley ca 1/4 e Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    We need details. :lol:

    Smoker temp? How long? Rest time?

    Nice looking bird.
  5. Well MQ… I brined the bird for 48 hours in,

    2 gallons water
    2 oz. cure
    2 Tbs. peppercorns
    1 Tbs. crushed juniper berries
    1 tps. whole cloves
    2 C. kosher salt
    2 C. brown sugar

    Rubbed bird with olive oil, stuffed the cavity with some carrots, an onion. and some celery, was going to put an apple in there, however my grandson ate it while I was drying the bird. So I said applesauce, but the can was too big, oh well!

    Inserted a probe in the the breast and thigh. Smoked at 240° for roughly 5 hours taking smoker up to 300° for the last 1/2 hour to crisp the skin using mesquite chunks and a little cherry. Smoked till thigh 180° and breast 167°. Let rest for 1/2 hr. and then sampled! Sweet! [​IMG]

    P.S. Was not salty at all! Thigh tasted like ham
  6. ted

    ted Fire Starter

    Up in Smoke, that looks great!! Very nice job!! How many lbs was that bird?
  7. She was a 12 pounder. [​IMG]