Sunday Turkey And First Time to Try the AMNPS

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bdskelly, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well shoot Fellas...

    Guess I spoke too soon.  At about 2 and a half hours I went out to marvel at the gizmo and the smoker went from Thin Blue Smoke to "Someone Call 911!!!!".  Looks like for whatever reason the fire jumped the fence and started burning both the first and second sections at the same time. Wondering if I over filled the thing.

    Anywho. The smoker was contained and I gave the turkey a good wash down of Apple juice mop water just in case some build up may have occurred on the bird.  

    Move right along... Breast Temp is now at 142 and slowly climbing. B [​IMG]

     
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  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Brian, from the looks of the last row it isn't overfilled, it might have got too much air and flamed up, they will do that. Sometimes it's a delicate balance between not enough air and too much!
     
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the tip Brother Dave. I DID pull that hopper out about an inch. So maybe it is getting a bit too much air.  Oh well. No harm done.  We are still rocking along. ...Just a little detour on the barbecue highway ... Back on track now.

     [​IMG]

     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good Brian!!!!

    As for your row jumping:

    After looking closer at one of your first pics of lighting your AMNPS, I would say right about where it jumped rows you had both sides of the first row completely full to the brim. I like to keep mine at least 1/4" down from the top, and I haven't had any row jumping since I used to use my AMNS for hot smokes. (two years ago)

    I also have the same smoker you have, and have never pulled the drawer out any, or the dumper. It just has to be lit properly. The newest one might need it, but not yours.

    Bear
     
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  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Afternoon John.  I went back and peeked at that Q-View and I believe you are right.  The first row is all the way to the top. Bet that was the problem. And yeah... You and I talked about the value of pulling the tray and hopper last week. But did I listen? NO! Now look what happened. LOL [​IMG]  B
     
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  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup, When Todd was experimenting with these Amazings, he made all kinds. I have a few of the experiments. If I remember correctly, he tried wider rows (got too hot), narrower rows (went out), double walls (pellets would burn through & dust would go out), and a bunch of others.The AMNPS we use is the best of all the experiments, but if you fill it right to the top, you're getting to the close double wall part, and it can burn through there.

    Bear
     
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Runs around the patio corner in his swim suit and shouts, "CANNONBALL!" Looks around perplexed, "Floaties, I need my floaties!!"
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're late! LOL
     
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  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All in all I'd have to say that the first experience with the AMNPS was good.  A bit of a learning experience.  But I'll continue to use it. Most importantly i'll be sure to heed the good advice I receive from my friends on this site. It always helps when you listen to those that have gone before you.  

    As for the bird. It turned out very well. I pulled it off the grate when the internal breast temperature hit 165.  I like to let my bird loaf for about 30 minutes before I carve. Pulling the probe exhibited a gush of juice. So I know its moist. 

    Y'all have a great week!

    Brian



     
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  10. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    That's one mighty fine looking bird!!!!
     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Dave.  I always appreciate the kind words.  

    One moist bird.  And the citrus fruit in the cavity not only  helped to keep it moist but gave it great summertime flavor.

    Brian

     

     
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  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome color on that boid !!!

    Bear
     
  13. Brian

    MY T FINE looking bird

    I often light both ends of my AMNPS I also have a MES40.You get more smoke. I have never had it over smoke anything.

    Happy smoken

    David
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking bird, don't throw away that carcass....... SMOKED TURKEY GUMBO!!!!!

    So why is this blue water in the pool around me? Where'd it come from?
     
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  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Foam, You'll have to send me your recipe for that gumbo.  This Texas boy has made a roux or two... LOL [​IMG]  B 
     
  16. GUMBO! I want some.Oh it's to hot. Maybe in a couple of months

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmmm..... I guess you want q-view or just the recipe?

    We always have smoked turkey & smoked ham for Thanksgiving, so we have a ham and turkey gumbo for Christmas Eve for the bonfires

    Although I don't cook as much quanity as I used to.
     
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  18. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well... given a choice Foam, I'd pick Q-View Gumbo!  LOL B
     
  19. Looking Good!
     
  20. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Very nice carving job!!! Even with that cocktail close by!
     

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