Early thanksgiving. Smoking a bird!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by hutty, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter

    Mom and pop came up from GA to PA and another 30 people as well I was tasked with the second bird (we only have one oven) well let's see who wins! Mom and old school baked bird or me smokin' a bird! Bird in the Brine!
     
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    GOOD LUCK!!! I'd guess the smoked bird will taste miles better than the baked bird, but it is your Mom after all, so try not to gloat too much. [​IMG]
     
  3. A smoked bird will beat a oven roasted.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  4. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter

    It's funny. I thought I had a plan for this bird. And every time I think I have it figured I read something different lol. Sheesh. I've read everything for 40 min per pound at 200 degrees to 6 hours at 350 degrees! Lol. I'm so confused now!
     
  5. my best way is spatchcocked,350 indirect no clock cook to temp
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  6. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter


    Here goes nothing!!!
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hutty, have a great time doing the Turkey(either in the oven or the Smoker) , Maybe start about 3am and let it cook  til' , It should be done by 12pm. [​IMG]

    Get back to us and let us know what - went - and - how. [​IMG]

    Have fun doing what you do , and I'll be watching the news for you report.

    Stan

    Have fun and...
     
  8. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter

    Before smoking just in the smoker.

    5 hours in


     
  9. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter


    Moms roaster bird!
     
  10. I vote on the smoked bird[​IMG]
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes the smoked bird, but don't get trapped by praise....... you are smarter than that! LOL
     
  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good so far
     
  13. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter

    Well I'm thinking the smoked bird too. He looks awesome so far and smells so good the neighbors hinted at coming for dinner ( I did invite them). Regardless of which one is better Mom will always win.
     
  14. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter


    This pic makes him look a lot darker than he is. Pulled him off at 167 degrees. Rolled him to his belly and foiled him for the next hour. Pics of carving to come!!!
     
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  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Was it juicy[​IMG]  A bird cooked to a high degree will usually be dry and tastless unless you inject it before the cooking starts. let us know how it turns out.

    Stan
     
  19. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As it should be.
    I don't think 167˚ is all that high. At smoker temps it'll only coast maybe 5 degrees, and at 172˚ I wouldn't think it would be dry and tasteless.
     
  20. hutty

    hutty Fire Starter

    He was delicious. And he's gone. There is left over turkey but its roaster turkey. He was not dry at all I injected him with apple cider and he was stuffed with apples oranges and orange juice. I also put some apple wood smoked bacon under his skin with a few pats of butter. He was awesome!!
     

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