Smoked Turkey on the Weber Kettle today

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jjwdiver, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Work gathering tonight...did some beef knuckle yesterday and brined a 14# bird overnight. The brine I use is a bit of this & that - no real measuring. I dissolve salt and brown sugar in some water, pour in a bunch of apple juice, some Jim Beam, crack up some peppercorns and set the bird in the bucket. I then top off with water and spple juice so it is submerged, add a ziplock bag & cover then set in fridge.

    Grilled like I did the beef:
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    Pellets on the charcoal! Ran steady at 250 from 9:30 this morning until 3pm on the bell. Internat temp at breast was 181...crispy skin and super juicy!

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    On for almost :45

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    Noon

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    1:40

    And on the board ready to be torn apart
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    Crispy skin is for me while I remove the meat - gotta keep the cook happy!


    Thanks for looking - Merry Christmas!


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    John


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  2. Nice looking bird. That Weber does a nice job.
     
  3. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice turkey! I have several other bbqs and smokers, but I always seem to use my Weber kettle the most. So easy and versitile.

    Christmas on St. John? I wouldn't need any other present. The turkey would be a bonus!
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Bird...I think 180*F is pretty well done, you really only need 165*F, I hope its not dry...JJ
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Awesome looking bird! Gotta love those Weber kettles!
     
  6. Thanks for looking and the compliments.  JJ - the turkey was super moist all the way even the breast was perfect.  Pulled apart easy at that temp (used for a work function and no fancy slicing needed).  Mneeley..it's not like back in MN, but that is why we are here and not there...all good!

    John
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now thats a good looking bird but I'm with JJ and say that 180° is way to high. Next time go with 165° (I go 160°) and then let it rest.
     
  8. I will give that a try next time, thanks!

    John
     

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