Another Easter Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by meat magician, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    Got a young turkey from the store the other day, about 8 lbs.

    I've never done a turkey before so I decided I try a brine, I got the recipe here and for the life of me can not remember whos' it was but rest assured you'll get credit where it is due as soon as I find it again [​IMG] I don't have a bucket so I used a meat lug for the brine and the bird, mixed a double batch to fill it up more. Next time I'll have a bucket but for now I just flip the bird over every couple of hours.

    When I do one in the oven I like to use this mix so I figured It would be good for a smoked bird too;

    3 tbls of melted butter
    1/4 tsp onion & garlic powder
    1/2 tsp cajun injector seasoning
    1 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp thyme
    1/2 rosemary

    Mix it all together in the butter and baste the bird, then on to the grill.

    I'll check back later with an update!
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good. Waiting patiently for the final pics.
  3. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Good lookin' bird! Looking forward to pics
  4. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    Travcoman's brine is the one I used, thanks for sharing that one with us [​IMG]

    About 2 hrs in now and heres a quick peek through the smoke [​IMG]
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Meat Magician, that's looking really good! Now I'm hungry. [​IMG]
  6. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    Done! about 4.5 hrs total then I lowered the grate and grilled it over direct heat for 10 minutes to crisp up the skin, turned out pretty good for a first try [​IMG]
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awsome looking bird.[​IMG]

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