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Smokin a turkey

big-guy

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Put turkey in a brine overnight

 

Brine was 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup coarse salt, 20 cups water,  a few orange slices, some bay leaves , onions and garlic.

Remove and pat dry,stuff, rub down with some EVOO and a little dusting of Mrs. Dash

 

into the smoker

 

just about ready

 

 

all done

 

ready to carve

 

on the plate

 
 
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meateater

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Looking Good, just did one the other day myself.
 

adiochiro3

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That is one beautiful bird!  Love smoked turkey. 
Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  time to stock up on whole turkeys for the smoker!!!!!!
 

princess

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Is it the brown sugar that gets your skin so dark and almost reddish?  I've not yet done a whole bird, just the breast, and I got dark golden, but yours looks almost sweet...

Great work!
 

rp ribking

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Well done, looks great. When I smoke one, I hope that it turns out like that. 
 

mballi3011

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Now thats one fine looking bird there Big Guy. You have done a great job.
 

big-guy

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Is it the brown sugar that gets your skin so dark and almost reddish?  I've not yet done a whole bird, just the breast, and I got dark golden, but yours looks almost sweet...

Great work!
I think its a combination of the brown sugar and the olive oil rub.
 

Bearcarver

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Great looking bird there Big Guy!

Awesome Mahogany color!!!

Thanks for showing,

Bear
 

beer-b-q

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Dang Ray, that bird was too pretty to eat...  Great Mahogany Color too...
 

cole

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I am impressed.  You don't normally see a stuffed turkey smoked.  Did the smoke flavor the stuffing much?

Cole
 

squirrel

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Wow! That is the prettiest smoked turkey I have ever seen! I think I might have to try one soon. Love that color!!! Thanks for sharing kind sir!
 

captsly

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B E Autiful turkey!  Love the color also.  I was curious about the stuffing as well. How much longer do you think it took to finish being stuffed as opposed to not? Did the stuffing get a good smoke flavor?

I need to try that as soon as I can get my hands on a decent turkey!!

Jeff
 

captsly

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Guess it will be a seperate pan of stuffing for me when the time comes, thanks for that Piney. It does make sense now that I think about it.
 

big-guy

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I think that was a 12 # bird and thats as big as I would go with stuffing. Bigger birds I like to Spatchcock when smoking to keep the danger zone as small as possible.
 

Bearcarver

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I think that was a 12 # bird and thats as big as I would go with stuffing. Bigger birds I like to Spatchcock when smoking to keep the danger zone as small as possible.

Hey Big-Guy,

That Turkey looks way bigger. I thought it was about a 20 pounder, at least!

Look at that one picture---It's bigger than the front end of the vehicle in the same picture! 


I still say that's the prettiest color I ever saw on a Turkey !

Bear
 

grillzilla

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Perfect looking bird!I smoke a turkey every year for Thanksgiving.I don't think my family would show up if I didn't.
Someday,if I'm lucky,mine might be that pretty.
 

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