1st smoked turkey !!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bobdog46, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. This is my 1st smoked turkey. I did some research and asked questions on this forum over the last several days. I started with a 9.5lb turkey and brined it in 1 gallon of water mixed with 1 cup salt - 1 cup white sugar - 1 cup brown sugar - 1 tblsp cure(pink salt).

    It was in the brine for 2 days then I took it out dried it and seasoned the outside with cajun seasoning. It went in the smoker @ 225 deg with a mix of apple and hickory chips and I am now waiting for it to get done. I am guessing 5 hrs should do it ? The photos are before going in the smoker and after 2.5 hrs in the smoker. I will post pics of the final product when it is done.[​IMG][​IMG]    
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good,hope it taste as good as it looks.[​IMG]
  3. Oh I forgot to mention that there is a beer can shoved up the rump with beer, worsteshire sauce, and spices in it.
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I'm keeping an eye on this one, your gonna love it. [​IMG]
  5. I am guessing about an hour to go. IT on breast about 160 IT on Thigh 155. I covered the wings with foil because they were getting a little dark.  Any Suggestions ??[​IMG]
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A little rub with butter, galic powder and soy sauce? 
  7. It came out wonderful. On the smoker for 5 hrs @ 250-275. The last 30 minutes I bumped up to 320 to crisp the skin. Taste is out of this world - This is will be a repeat !!!  1st pic is just out of the smoker -2nd pic is cut up ready to eat.[​IMG][​IMG]  
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh Yeah!!!!

    That looks good!!!

    Don't eat that all in one sitting !!!!


  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Awesome ! Great looking bird. Once you cure them you will always cure them. [​IMG]
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  11. smokinal

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

    Yes it does. It looks absolutely delicious!

  12. Can you explain why this is?
  13. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    They have a hammy taste to them and are much more moist. Ask your butcher for some smoked cured turkey wings or legs and get a few. [​IMG]
  14. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    good stuff

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