1st Turkey attempt with Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sgtfury, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. 12# Bird smoked @ 225 for 10 1/2 hours on Sam's 40" MES w/window.
    Dark meat very moist - I found the breast to be "kinda" dry but everyone else seemed to love it - my wife says I'm my own worst critic!
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good SgtFury, would have loved a few pics of the bird cut up.
    Did you rub or spritz with anything? Brine the bird? I still have a turkey sitting in the freezer I need to smoke sometime and your bird made me wish I had it thawed and brining for my next smoke tomorrow.
  3. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome bird. Most here would like you to kick up the heat to at least 275-325 on birds. There is a danger zone for poultry. Great smoke.
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking bird. Thanks for the pics.
  5. I actually used the recipe that came with the MES:
    • Salt 1tbs
    • Sugar 2tbs
    • Cinnamon 2tbs
    • Apple (cored, peeled, and quartered) 1
    • Onion (quartered) 2 medium
    • Celery stalks with leaves 4 stalks
    Suggested wood for smoking: Hickory or Apple (I used apple)
    Sprinkle cavity with salt. Combine sugar & cinnamon then dredge the apple in mixture. Stuff apple, onion & celery into cavity smoke @ 225 for 8 to 12 hours.

    I was a bit leery about the temperature but the thigh got to 180 after 10 hours. It definately was done!
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Picture perfect looking turkey, congratulations there!
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking bird there. Thanks for the Qview I agree with your wife we are our own worst critics. Yea but eating thr food usually proves her right.
  8. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking bird! I love smoking turkeys...I pull the bird when the thigh reaches 170...cover with foil at least 15 min.
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm... great looking bird. The color looks wonderful!
  10. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  11. pepseamani

    pepseamani Fire Starter

    Looks great!
    I have been itching to try a whole turkey. I think this weekend would be the opportune time.
  12. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking bird Sarge...Good job
  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    And we haven't heard from SgtFury since. Maybe the bird killed him.

    But serioulsy, beautiful looking bird. Happy Thanksgiving in June!

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