HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bigwilly'swickedque, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Hi Y'all!!!!!

    It's been a verrrrry long time since I've posted. Lots of pressure from work and life has kept me away from here and smoking! The good news is I got engaged November 4th and I'm heading out to Michigan tonight with the rugrats to spend Thanksgiving with my love and her family (we are now a family of 6!)

    We'll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner and will have about 15 - 16 people over. I plan on doing 2 birds in the 12 - 15 lb range. Both will be brined, of course, but alas, only one will get smoked. I'll be using the Brinkmann "gourmet" smoker she bought for me back in September when I flew out and smoked a mess o' ribs for the "Meet the Folks" dinner. I'll be using lump charcoal with hickory chunks unless I can get my hands on some apple wood. I'm a bit concerned about the weather up there (It's been in the mid 30's) and am figuring that I should forgo the water pan to keep the heat up. Any thoughts of wrapping the smoker in a blanket as well??

    I hope everyone here is well and has a great smokin' holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Congratulations! All the Best! Just don’t smother those coals, ya don’t want that turkey to die of smoke inhalation, do you? :lol:
     
  3. Thanks, Carl. Ya, don't want that Turkey to be coughing up a lung!! :mrgreen:

    Hey, I'll be driving right by you (like at 5 am!) Tomorrow morning (Halfway thru a 16 hour drive). If you hear a horn, that'll be me! :lol:
     
  4. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i use mylar emergency blankets from a dollar store--
    thats next to body--
    i then take 25 ft roll of alumium foil and wrap the out side of mylar.

    layers-=-layers --layers....

    i think it helps 20 to 25 degrees.

    i only wrap the tube-
    not top or bottom...

    make sure that air can get in on tube to bottom as usual.

    investment =2 bucks
     

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