First Turkey and First Fatty with Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mattygfl, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. mattygfl

    mattygfl Newbie

    Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a good turkey day last week! All good down here. I decided to do my first Turkey and Fatty all in one day.

    I got a minimally processed turkey

    Decided to make a homemade brine which consisted of salt, sugar, pepper, herbs, molasses, and some other random spices. I bagged it over night. FYI use a bigger bag than a 3 gallon unless you want a mess!

    Thanksgiving morning we got the fatty ready. Girlfriend made a nice bacon weave while i lit the smoker. We sautéed some green and red bell peppers, a jalapeño pepper, white and green onion, and scrambled 3 eggs (i think i will do four next time). Plus we chunked up a good bit of chedder and threw that on top. Oh yeah i used 2 lbs of sausage so i guess this might be properly called a hog leg and not a normal fatty! [​IMG]

    Pic of both on smoker

    Here is a pic of the finished fatty or hog leg with my fathers hand trying to pick at the bacon!

    Smoked bird over higher heat about 325-350 for about 4 hours till breast reach 170. Wish i woulda pulled it at 165 but it was still the best turkey ive ever had. Still making some yummy sammies!

    Hope yall enjoyed the pics! Next up a beef brisket!
  2. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds like a good Thanksgiving. I can't see the pictures however...[​IMG]
  3. mattygfl

    mattygfl Newbie

    check them now, they should be viewable
  4. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Maybe it's just me, but I can't even get to Flickr's web site...
  5. mattygfl

    mattygfl Newbie

    Are the pictures still not viewable? I can see them on my PC no problem...
  6. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Matty, I can see them. Some good lookin chow there!!! [​IMG]
  7. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    What kind of smoker?

    That's a big ass Fattie!
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That all looks great............[​IMG]
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man oh man thats some fabulous looking turkey for sure there Matt. Your fattie looks great and when i saw that weave I thought you were wrapping the bird some that was one huge fattie. I bet it took a whole box of matches to light that one. I have to give you some [​IMG]for the bird and the Fattie both came out great
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Thats a BBF for sure. "Big Beautiful Fattie" I need to try one of them Hawgs.
  11. mattygfl

    mattygfl Newbie

    thanks for all the comments guys! honestly though if it wasnt for everyone here, there is no way I coulda pulled this off. Thanks to everyone who posts all the good info. mballi3011 you have shared some great knowledge on here for sure!

    next up for me to conquer is the beef brisket! looking forward to that one.
  12. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    What did you use for the sausage?
  13. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They both look Great...[​IMG]
  14. Nice lookin turkey and fatty. It's hard to eat one from an oven after having a smoked bird. My kids groan when we have one now that is not smoked.
  15. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the nice smoke, everything looks great.

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