Christmas Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by gator79, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Bribed in my garage refrigerator for 24 hrs, with a mix of water, apple juice, kosher salt, brown sugar, pepper, and garlic. Pulled out of the brine, rinsed, patted dry, and returned to refrigerator while I got the smoker ready. Rubbed down with olive oil and a generous amount of my spice blend,also added some fresh thyme and rosemary in the cavity. Into a 300 degree smoker with a probe inserted in the thigh. I'm not sure how long it took as I wasn't watching the clock, but I pulled it out when the temp hit 170. It turned out perfect and the breast was so juicy and fall apart tender. Here's a pic.
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking bird! Nice smoke!
  3. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like a great Christmas Turkey!  [​IMG][​IMG]
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. That's a really nice looking bird. Thumbs Up

    good luck and keep on smokin', Joe
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    G79, Nice job on the bird!

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