First Smoke--Whole Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by goose835, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. With the help of my wife, my Masterbuilt smoker was de-flowered today. I started by brushing down the bird with a good coat of melted butter followed by a liberal coating of a cajun rub. Next, I injected an entire jar of creole butter injector marinade, covered and refigerated the bird overnite. I had previously researched cooking times and temps extensively and arrived and a cook temp/time of 275-300 F for about 6hrs. I briefed my wife on the process and plan last nite as I work long days and she came through with flying colors! She added the hickory chips, placed the bird on the top rack, placed a drip pan under it, turned the unit on and got the temp within range. She even went out to the shop to check on the smoker every hour, just as I would have. The bird was deemed done at 7PM and I arrived home from work at 7:40 and the bird was almost gone!! My wife and our boys had almost devoured the tasty treat completely. The skin was crisp, the meat was very juicy, it was definitely done but not overcooked. I am so proud of my wife and I could definitely see the sense of pride in her eyes. I just hope I havent lost my smoker to her. I am hooked now!
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great Story!...To bad you didn't have her take pictures for some Qview...JJ
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    congrats on the first of many successes!
  4. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL nice job on wife's first smoke. sounds like you need an armed guard on the food as well.[​IMG]

    however ya know what they say [​IMG]  and [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  5. Congrats to the wife on her great smoke, but she's gotta take the pics! You might have a fight on your hands now since she's started smoking...I thoroughly enjoy it
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the Turkey your wife smoked - getting the family involved is a great thing. Next time hook her up with a camera too so we can all share in her success 
  7. smokinal

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

    Congrats, but as the others said we like photo's!
  8. Lmao! I know, I know. No pics? NEVER HAPPENED!! Trust me, there will be plenty of pics this weekend. Planning on smoking a ham and a few racks of pork ribs. I havent yet decided if they will be spare or baby back. I know I will be using the 3-2-1 method and a nice Memphis dry rub. And this time it will be ALL ME. Lol.

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