My latest whole turkey with Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by missmechante, May 31, 2008.

  1. missmechante

    missmechante Newbie

    Here's the turkey I mentioned in my Roll Call post...I love smoked turkey! The meat is so versatile, and the bones make the best stock, gives a great smoky flavor to greens or gravy or soup.

    Did it a little differently this time....I usually brine them, but this time I realized I was out of kosher salt, so I gave it a good rubdown with my homemade dry rub and put it in the fridge overnight. In the morning I picked some herbs out of the garden and mixed them with soft butter, then crammed a bunch of that under the skin. I like to loosen the skin all over the breast and thigh area with a chopstick so I can get the butter all over the meat under the skin. Then since I had the bacon out already to make some ABTs, I put a few strips over the breast (first time trying this). I smoke em breast up.

    Smoked about 5 hours, spraying with apple juice now and then. I also did not soak the chips....I usually do, but after reading some threads on the forum I tried using them dry. I think it worked even better! Fantastic smoky flavor and I used less wood than usual. The bacon was great, super smoky and toothy texture.

    Don't know why I didn't take a picture of the ABTs (first batch ever) but there will be plenty more to come in the future, I'm going to make some every time I smoke! Did a simple filling of chorizo and shredded cheddar. Did not precook the sausage, and it came out perfectly done.

    2 of my dawgs hoping to get lucky!
  2. tmw611

    tmw611 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    That looks great! I haven't tried turkey yet, but it will come in time. Still trying to get control of the smoker. Them hounds look they're ready for some grub.

    Excellent q-view. Look forward to more.
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    turkey looks good, i doin a brined one today, hope comes out looking as good as yours, great job!!!

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