My turkey!!!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by fpnmf, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The last few years I have taken TDay off and taken the family to the Ritz Carlton for dinner. An amazing buffet/brunch.

    Now we are in the midle of the panhandle there are no really nice places to go for TDay and the Womans family is here.

    So we are cooking.

    My part is turkey and mashed potatoes...they are making the rest.

    Two butterball for the new masterbuilt turkey fryer and one fresh for the WSM.

    Had the butcher use his bandsaw and cut the fresh one in half.

    Thawed and brined with Tips recipe and added JJs reccomended 2/3 cup of cider vinegar.

    Out of the brine and rinsed this am after 36 hours of bath time.

    Now they are resting comfy in the fridge waiting for a visit from the "great pellicle".

    The WSM is ready to go to 300 with RO lump and local pecan.




    My work for today is done..time for a cuppa coffee and a Cuban cigar.


    Life is good today!!!

    Gobble gobble!!!

  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Craig, enjoy the birds, and remember   [​IMG].
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ummm look up!!!

    Have I ever posted cooking stuff without pictures????

    Now I have to use the handy dandy search tool...

    Gobble Gobble!!!

  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Cgar - Happy Thanksgiving Craig
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you have things taken care of.
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl know I used to start sweating all the details about big meals days in advance....

    Not today..Just turkey and taters...easy.

    I havent used the new fryer for anything except test driving some potato chips.

    Sliced the tater with the worlds largest slicer...

    Blanched at 225 for a few minutes then cooked at 375..

    The thing seems to work just fine...


    Seems fairly easy...put 11 pound dry turkey in slowly,take it out in 44 minutes..let it

    Gobble Gobble!!

    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yea fried turkey is good. One of these days I am going to try a smoked then deep fried turkey. I have been thinking about it for a few years now. I seem to remember someone doing one and they said it was awesome. But then again how couldn't it be awesome as you have the best of both worlds "Fried and Smoked".
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Several regulars have said they were going to do that..Piney is one of them.

    Gobble Gobble!!!

  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yea if I had a turkey fryer I think I would give that a try. Smoked, then fried sounds really good to me!
  10. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I'll be waiting to see how this turn out.  

    nice stogie too, my brother's bringing over a couple of cubans later today as well.
  11. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    looks like you got everything under control.   Nice
  12. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good (as usual) neighbor.

    I'm glad someone can afford the oil to fry a turkey [​IMG]
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you wanna fry yours  mine will be out around noon..

    Leave the fryer on for ya anytime neighbor.

    Gobble Gobble!!!

  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks neighbor

    I have two in Pops pickle brine i'm gonna smoke tomorrow
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good start on those birds, Craig!!!

    Personally, if you ever get a chance to do a little step by step on those chips, I'd like to see it.

  16. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sound like a great plan with those birds craig....

    Have a great thanksgiving

  17. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I will do it soon!!

    Have a great holiday!!

    Gobble Gobble!!!

    Same to ya Joe!!!

    Gobble Gobble!!!

  18. otis857

    otis857 Smoke Blower

    Good luck on the fried turkeys. Before I got into smoking, I fried turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas for about 4 years, and thought that was the way to go. Then, I saw the light when my kids got me my first smoker. Now, I wont go back to deep frying. The white meat came out moist and delicous, especially when injected with a cajun marinade. But the dark meat was disappointing, except for the thighs. The drums and wings would over cook and get too chewy. The next day leftovers were greasy too. But that was with a traditional propane deep fryer and peanut oil.

    But hey, its all good and both beat the hell out of a roasted turkey. I'd bet the smoked bird will be the winner. Happy Turkey Day!!!
  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    X2 ... Happy T-day Craig
  20. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    The WSM is fired up and the fryer is plugged in.

    Gonna make some sorta buttery/garlicb stuff for the smoker stuff and then dry the bird,coat it an into the heat.

    Gobble gobble!!!


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