First smoked turkey, thanksgiving Qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by isho21, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Here are some pics of my thanksgiving adventure, have only done about 5 or 6 smokes and ventured into turkey for thanksgiving...glad I did.  It was juicy, tender, and full of awesome smoky flavor.  And cold leftovers were amazing too!

    13lb bird went in around 10 or 11 am...


    About 6 hours later it hit the right temp and began to rest.


    Ready to be carved


    The breast


    The dark meat was unbelievable, it really took on the smoke very well.


    And the rest of the feast!


    The stuffing we made separately and in the oven, because I wasn't sure if it could go in the turkey for smoking, just worried about the raw poultry thing.  Is it safe to do?
  2. smokinal

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

    The turkey looks perfect!

    You really put together a nice Thanksgiving meal.

    It's not recommended to put stuffing in a smoked turkey, especially if you have eggs & milk in it.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Fantastic looking Bird!!

     Do not try the stuffing in the turkey on a smoker.

     Just not high enough heat in a short enough time to be safe.
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Your Turkey, Beautiful!...Putting Stuffing in it, BAD!...JJ
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  5. Awesome, well, thanks for the info on the stuffing, good thing I didn't try it! Hahaha
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Nice spread if you ask me. I wouldn't mind sitting at that table.
  7. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    great looking bird!
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      Move over Mark, I want a seat [​IMG]
  9. Haha, thank you guys, it was a great first experience!
  10. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    looks great. nice color on those birds

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