More Turkey - Wild Game Bird

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smoking b

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Sep 20, 2012
Middle of Nowhere, South Central PA
I decided to smoke a small wild turkey today for a quick meal. Before I began I split the breast & split the leg from the thigh so things would finish faster.

Here are the pieces ready for seasoning.

I gave the pieces a light dusting of salt, pepper & garlic. I don't season my game birds much as I like the flavor of the meat to come through...

Closer view of the breast.

As you can see I just used a light seasoning.

& in they went...

Smoker temp 225                      AMNPS running oak pellets.

Updates to follow...
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The turkey is now done & resting.

Here it is right out of the smoker - smells really good! 
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Will get pics up as soon as I can. I am currently experiencing technical difficulty. As soon as I try to upload photos my internet suddenly starts running at roughly the speed of a one legged turtle climbing Mt. Everest while dragging a Sherman tank that is hooked to a steam locomotive with a seized brake...  
Looks great so far. Sometimes I hate technology.
Yeah I was getting really frustrated last night. Reset the modem/router repeatedly till it finally got sync signal again, disconnect - reconnect, bypass the wireless router within the modem & reconfigure an external wireless router, plug directly into wireless router, plug directly into modem, reconfigure different modem, plug directly into modem, run tone from biscuit box to entrance box outside of house, check for attenuation, plug butt set in entrance box & blah blah blah...

I went through all that because the closest person to me was having no trouble with their internet. CS finally got back to me today & said the problem was on their end at the switch...  Grrrr 
Glad you got it figured out anyway.

Just a lot of hassle .
Ok lets try this again now that things are working properly...

Breast just unwrapped.

Slicing up.

Hard to see but it is nice & moist 

Very tender & juicy wild turkey breast with a great flavor! 

Thigh just unwrapped.

& slicing into it.

It's very tender & juicy as well...

Some tasty game bird.

Sorry for the blurry picture - my hand must have been shaking. I only included it because it is a good shot of how moist the meat was...

So there you have it. My latest wild turkey done on short notice - no brine, no bacon & just a bare minimum of spice. Flavor was excellent & all parts of the bird were tender & moist - this was a great eating game bird 

Good luck to all the turkey hunters out there! 
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I forgot to add that the Weber therm I was testing out did a fine job with the turkey - I'm gonna test it out with a couple burgers on the grill tonight then pass final judgement 
SB, those sliced pics are super nice ! Dang, does that look tasty ! Can only imagine how good that was.... :banana_smiley: is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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