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My Thanksgiving Smoke - Turk Breast + Fixins QView

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by thunderdome, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Mrs. Thunderdome and I spent Thanksgiving day at home together this year. We made a full meal for just us two, so we’re gonna be leftover’d all week.

    Here’s the pics:

    I bought a 9 lbs Turkey breast, and brined it overnight. This stuff smelled great as it cooked.

    Here’s the ingredients for the brine. Has a lot of good stuff. Found it on clearance after last years holiday stuff had to move.

    Here it is coming to a boil. Look at all the good stuff

    Used a brining bag. This thing was huge. I think I could have done up to a 20 lbs bird in it.

    Out of the bag, and rinsed thoroughly. Seasoned with Creole seasoning and Plowboys Yardbird Rub

    1 pound of bacon laid over the breast meat

    Here it is after almost 6 hours in the UDS. I used Hickory briquettes, with some Peach wood chunks for smoke. Cooked between 250 and 275. Since I had the bacon over it the whole time, I thew it in the oven @ 450 for ten mins so one side would have crisp skin. The other side I took the skin off (for sandwiches and leftovers)

    Here’s the sliced up pics

    You can see the smoke it took on through the bacon. The pink smoke ring went about 3/4 of an inch into the breast meat

    Here is my plate…maxxed out. Had to reinforce w/ a second plate #fat

    The Mrs made green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and heated up some dinner rolls. I was miserable. Then I had pumpkin pie. #fat+chunky

  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Meal fit for a King and Queen  great job. I am thinking about just doing breast from now own...
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks wonderful. Thats is exactly the meal I have been having at least once a day for the past 4 days. Oh man I love leftovers. haha
  4. jojo22

    jojo22 Smoke Blower

    Man, gotta make me hungry right before dinner huh?? Looks awesome!!
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks outstanding !!!!!  [​IMG]

    I'm betting Mrs TD gave you a big Turkey tasting kiss for that !!! [​IMG]

    Real Nice!


    On edit----Wait a minute---What happened to the Bacon???
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love the color on the breast! And the plate looks Awesome!! [​IMG]
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now the bird looks awesome and I know it tasted really good to. I wish I had a great turkey dinner that looked like yours did. I had the bits and pieces that I grabbed while carving for my dinner. It's all good thou.
  8. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    haha, unfortunately she didn't...the tryptophan had already set in 
  9. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Really awesome job! That turkey looks amazing. I love the way you smothered the turkey in bacon!
  10. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice!