First Turkey-Pics included

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jdmarti1, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. jdmarti1

    jdmarti1 Newbie

    Did my first turkey today in the MES.  I have been smoking meats for years, and I must say I love that thing for poultry or things that really don't need as much smoke. Anyway - I let the wife make the brine, and OMG I hope she can remember what all she put in it.  I know one thing was pickling spice.  The aromatics were amazing.  It smelled so good when I took it out of the brine - I just coated it in butter, on top and under the skin.  No rub.  Smoked it in cherry and mesquite till the IT of the breast was 165.  Damn - that;'s all I can say.  My wifes brine came through with the smoke and I have never tasted a better turkey.  I have to give her all of the credit on this one - LOL. 

  2. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Looks good.. glad it turned out great for you!
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That bird has great color. Great job. Thumbs Up
  4. jdmarti1

    jdmarti1 Newbie

    I have been lurking here for years, finally joined a few years ago - and don't post often.  I subscribe to the newletter, and read it everytime.  Then I see "The" Jeff replying to my post.  Funny thing is I see Pretty Water.  Now if you aren't from Creek County you have no idea where that is - LOL.  My girls have played softball and basketball out there (I live in Oilton, but the kids go to Olive Schools).  Send me a PM - gotta see if we know any of the same folks out in that area.  I can't believe you are in Pretty Water.

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