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Today's Smoked Turkey and Venison Smokies (first try at pictures)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jdr1963, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. jdr1963

    jdr1963 Newbie

    Hello all,

        I tried my hand at a brined and smoked turkey. I started last night with a simple brine. In the smoker about noon and done about

    5:00 ish. I was making smokies and the bird hit 172 degrees before I noticed. I still let it rest foiled and toweled for about an hour. I used hickory with just a little apple mixed in. It has a nice little smoke ring but it doesn't show up too well in the pictures. The bird was still pretty moist, smelled great and tasted good as well. The extra's I'm going to serve Thursday with my regular roasted 18# bird. 

    The smokies (this years deer) need smoked tommorrow and will be snack for Thursday. Now lets try the load up pictures.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

                                 Happy Thanksgiving Week

  2. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job!!!
  3. mrsb

    mrsb Smoking Fanatic

    beautiful color on that bird.  I can definitely see the smoke ring. Looks real nice
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh Yeah, Very nice color on the buzzard!  [​IMG]
  5. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I dunno what I want more, the turkey or the smokies....if I had to choose, I'd choose both!  Great job
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those both look great. What is the recipe for the smokies
  7. jdr1963

    jdr1963 Newbie


       They are in the smoker right now. I tried a major change in the recipe this time as a trial. A reduction of alot of salt after something Bear helped me out on.

    As soon as I know which variety tastes better I'll post the recipe. I tried all beef ones as well but those will need smoked tommorrow as I can't put them all in at one time.

    Who would have thought a MES 30 wouldn't seem small so soon.  I'll get back to you tommorrow with results.

  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Youer bird ios awesome and I bet it will taste as good as it looks. Now for the sausage I really like them too. So whats on them and all the good secrets that you want to share with us