first time smoking turkey... I hope it comes out great...

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by magicofjm, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. magicofjm

    magicofjm Newbie

    Ok... so I start out by making my own brine.  Hopefully not too over powering.  1 gal of fresh apple cider, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup salt, some pultry seasoning and Emeril's Essence.  It's in the bucket soaking in the flavor overnight.  I figure about 730 I will be putting it in the smoker.  I am thinking about 275 degrees???  Any thoughts on making the outside nice and crispy and meat nice and moist?  Has anyone tried soaking in apple cider??  I would appreciate any feedback.  I will keep you all posted.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have a similar Brine I use on Pork Loin...That should work fine on Turkey....Temps 300*+ do the best job on skin in the Smoker...But yo can always pull the bird 10*F early and stick it in a 425*F oven to Crisp up...JJ
  3. magicofjm

    magicofjm Newbie

    Thank you, Jimmy.   I will post pics and let you know how it turns out. 

  4. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF & good luck with the turkey!
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. jason davis

    jason davis Newbie

    Good luck on your turkey. Don't forget to post some pics and let us know how it turns out.
  7. Good luck man & PICS PICS when she's finished.

  8. magicofjm

    magicofjm Newbie

    thanks for the welcoming remarks.. I will check out the e-courses. 
  9. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    This forum is awesome, the way everyone is so willing to help us newbies. Smoking my first on Sunday and will defly be checkin in. To the OP: Good luck today, I hope it turns out awesome.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    sounds like tou are set[​IMG],

    Happy T-Day and...
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - good luck with the smoke 

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