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Thanksgiving Birds w/Qview

bmudd14474

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I thought I would share our family get together.

I had 2 birds(22lbs and 18lbs). I put them in a overnight bath in Tips Slaughterhouse Brine. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/tips-slaughterhouse-recipes-for-poultry

Got the smoker going in the morning but had some issues getting it to temp but once It got there grate temp hit 440 degrees. So the birds were in the smoker for about 20 minutes above 300 :biggrin:

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Here they are going in. Also I forgot to mention I spatchcocked them.

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Don't they look heavenly?

I cooked for about 3 hours staying between 300-320. The dark meat was done first so I cut the leg quarters off and let the breast go for about 30 minutes to get to 160-162.

here they are before the quarters were removed.

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I also did a carver ham and coated with nutmeg and brownsugar. Threw that into the smoker to get it warmed up.

Here is the plated view after carving.

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Here are the fixins

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Thanks for looking.
 

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Beautiful birds and spread Brian.   I have yet to try that brine.   I see a lot that use it.
 

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Beautiful birds and spread Brian.   I have yet to try that brine.   I see a lot that use it.
Thanks Adam.

Tips brine is good. Salt level is just right IMO. If you do not want the Cajun flavor just omit it. Its good without it also.
 

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Looks great,I really like those hams.Thumbs Up
 

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Awesome looking spread Brian!

A point worthy smoke for sure!!

Al
 

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Looks great,I really like those hams.Thumbs Up
Thanks B


Awesome looking spread Brian!

A point worthy smoke for sure!!

Al
Thanks Al.

One thing I didn't mention in the post was that the second bird was for a friend that wanted to have leftovers. He was going to his inlaws and there wouldn't be much left from there. Well turns out they had the flu bug in the house so they had to stay home on thanksgiving and because I had this bird cooked they didn't have to worry about making a dinner while sick so it worked out pretty good.

Anyways I hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving.
 
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