Early Bird, Gobble Gobble UP!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by spanishmackerel, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Hey all,

    This is my first Smoked Turkey on my new 22" WSM.[​IMG] I made my own brine and set in cooler for 10 hours, smoked it with Kings-ford charcoal and mesquite chunks for 7 hours on 225 degrees. It was a 23 lbs Butter Ball and it was freaking amazing......[​IMG] I hope you like the photo's and thanks all, for your advice.[​IMG]

    click photo's below,
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations, that is a great looking bird...[​IMG]
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice lookin bird!
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Boy, that's a beauty, picture perfect.[​IMG]
  5. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice bird you smoked......Looks delicious [​IMG]
  6. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good and congratulations, but for the record that is way to big of a bird to be slow cooked safely at that temp. anything over 12 to 14 lbs should be splatchcocked or cooked at a higher temp. Otherwise it spends too much time in the danger zone for bacteria. Just my 2 cents, but when it comes to poultry I am very careful
  7. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    If mine comes out half as nice, I'll be a happy man!
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man thats a good looking bird for sure and a big one too. I have heard that you don't really want to smoke a bird over 12 lbs but yours looks like it was some really good eats and was it dry at all.

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