In for the LONG haul with pics

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sprky, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well I am 9 hours into what I calculate to be around a 28 hour smoke. I am smoking 3 turkeys for Christmas 2 18# and a 16#. These have to be smoked by Monday. The 2 18# will go to Colorado on Monday, the 16 will remain at home. Our daughter cant come here for Christmas, so the wife myself and 1 son are going there. Our other son cant go so hes staying here and having Christmas with my dad and sister. I tried getting out of doing 1 for here but the wife INSISTED I do one[​IMG]. The 16# is done came off the smoker around 10 PM. I have a pic of it and will post it as soon as I can find the camera cable. I'll get pics of the others as well. I'll update this post as I progress on this LONG haul. 

    Turkey # 2 an 18# went into the smoker sometime between 11:00 11:30 PM. It came off the smoker at 6:15 AM. It is all cut up and bagged ready for the trip. Turkey #3 the other 18# went in the smoker around 7:00AM. As I type this the IT is at 160 so it won't be long and the LONG haul will be over. I have napped some during the night but I'm BEAT. More to follow

    Turkey #3 came off the smoker some time between 2:30 and 3:00 PM. It is now all cut up and packaged to go, I have even managed to get in a nap. So all total the LONG haul ended up being 26 hours. For some odd reason the last smoke tube on turkey #3 burned up faster than normal. I  only got around 2 hours where normal is 3. The It was close enough I didn't reload.
    AS promised Here are the pics.​
                Turkey #1 the 16 # Just look how JUICY it is                                              Turkey #2 an 18# Just look at that color          

    Turkey #3 Lightest color of the 3. Most likely due to smoke tube burning out faster than normal​
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  2. That is a lot of turkey!


    Happy smoken.

  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You are totally correct on that, But it takes a BUNCH to feed 10 people and have some left overs, That's why i smoked 2 18# turkeys to take. The 16# will feed 4.
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There is nothing worse than no leftovers!

    Really pretty color on those birds.

    Have a safe drive and a Mery Christmas!
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking birds, sir.

  6. I like that color

  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow they all look great but the middle one is a bird dreams are made of! Great job!!
  8. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Those birds look outstanding.
  9. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    Number 2 should have a blue ribbon or something pinned to it. Real nice birds..

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