beer boat turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by owlcreeksmoker4, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Well I just had to post my version of smoked turkey for this thanksgiving 

    (I will go ahead and state now that i didnt use a brine but intend to next time!)

    The turkey was rubbed with a salt and pepper blend (blended to taste) and butter was used to hold the rub as well as lemon juice.

    The squeezed lemons were also put inside the bird for added flavor.

    once the smoker was fired up to a consistent 225 degrees you can go ahead and insert your "beer boat", which is a empty beer can cut into a boat and stuck into the turkey (for added flavor and moisture). Now the bird is ready to smoke, (i used a pecan,mesquite mix and cooked for roughly 30 min per pound, but temp gauge is the best method!)(165*) every half hour the bird was sprayed with my holiday mop (posted in separate thread) and when beer boat starts running out of beer, just add a little more id desired. here's the results I had.

    Goin in....


    Starting to get the carmel hue





    Getting closer...



    Skin is near perfection..


    complete and ready to reast


    Couldnt resist a little taste he he


    Thank you for looking and comments or tips are more than welcome. the last of the mop was added onto the bird as it was resting, resulting in the liquids around it in the final picture.

  2. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow it looks amazing nice color
  4. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love it ,colour is outstanding.
  5. smokinal

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

    Looks delicious!

    Love the color!
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great Owl......................[​IMG]  I only have one comment,,,,,, There was room for another bird..............[​IMG]

  7. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    lol i couldnt agree more and the bird was gone so fast! just got too used to people eating that dried out oven bird i guess
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great color on that bird for sure!
  9. That bird is a show piece. Should have never eaten that.

    Should have made a shadow box big enough for it and put it on display. 

    Really nice lookin bird there.

    Happy Smokin'

  10. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great!  Your mop intrigues me, really put a nice color on that finished bird.  I'll have to give that recipe a try.  Thanks for posting! [​IMG]
  11. wan2smoke

    wan2smoke Fire Starter

    Great looking color on that bird! I am sure they sucked that thing down in no time. Same at my house with those folks used to dry oven roasted bird. I can certainly tell you that the 24 hour brining deal makes a huge difference as well as letting it rest for a good long time.
  12. yum yum
  13. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job Tanner

  14. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

  15. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. hearing praise and hearing the family complain that they ate it all makes me beam from ear to ear [​IMG]

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