A late Thanksgiving - Jeff's Maple Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by briggy, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    We had our traditional Thanksgiving at my parents in Indiana on Thursday.  We returned home for the weekend and it was time for a smoking Thanksgiving!  I couldn't pass up trying Jeff's maple turkey from his newsletter:

    Money shot getting ready for an overnight brine:

    Maple syrup added, applying Jeff's rub:

    This is a 20# turkey so I was worried and monitoring the danger zone.  We hit 140 right at 4 hours smoking around 185 with a mix of cherry and apple.  The below is 3 hours in and ready to mop:

    Pulled at 165 after just around 7 hours on the WSM and rested double wrapped in foil for an hour:

    Final products:

    With stuffing, taters and gravy, corn casserole:

    Double layer pumpkin cheesecake:

    And a traditional pecan pie:

    Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed your holiday.
  2. Everything looks very tasty!

    Happy smoken.

  3. I could eat "all or any" of that right there! Looks great Briggy!
  4. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks David!
    Thanks bohunter!
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Bird , but that Pecan Pie caught my eye...[​IMG]

    My Favorite Pie , just above Coconut Cream...

    I add a shot of Grand Mariner to the mix and it makes the flavors explode [​IMG].

    Thanks for the look at you Thanksgiving . . .

    Have fun and . . .
  6. aceoky

    aceoky Smoking Fanatic

    Oh Yeah !

  7. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Thank oldschool, I'll have to try your Grand Mariner on the next go round.
  8. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Everything looks awesome!
  9. teresarae

    teresarae Newbie

    Great job...Briggie...maybe you will do the traditional thanksgiving next year???  Just kidding!!  But it all looks really yummy!
  10. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Not a chance!  [​IMG]LOL, thanks for looking.
  11. I did the same maple turkey!

  12. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice!  Hope you enjoyed!

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