(Late) T-Day Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by monstah, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    (DISCLAIMER: Camera phone pics - not the best quality!)

    Hi All...

    Sorry for the delay with my Turkey Day report... it's been a busy week!

    I took a big risk and smoked my first turkey on the big day. 13 pounds of yummy goodness. Brined for about 12 hours with salt & sugar (of course), some white wine, fresh rosemary, thyme, and a pinch of this and that. After the brine, I added a sliced apple, sliced onion and some celery to the cavity. Slathered with mayo and covered in a McCormick's poultry rub and threw her in the smoker. I also bought a hickory smoked spiral sliced ham and added some more smoke to it. Everything turned out fantastic. Leftovers were gone the next day.




    Took some of the bird and used it in a turkey soup. Boy, does that smokey flavor shine in a soup!


    One of my guests. He ate a lot. He was my new smoking apprentice for the day and wanted to learn everything there was to know about the process. I think he was a bit overwhelmed!


    OH MY GOD! HE'S DEAD! Must be smoke inhalation... [​IMG]



    That's all folks! Thanks to everyone at SMF for helping to make this the best Thanksgiving ever! KUDOS to you all!
  2. figjam

    figjam Meat Mopper

    Looks fantastic. I was not brave enough to do my first bird for T-Day and did not have enough time before hand for a trial run. I will do one some time this spring and see how it turns out.

    BTW, I use the same "identification technique" on my beers cans ... but I turn it the other way.
  3. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Heya, Matty. It looks like you did a great job! I like all of the pics. Great camera phone!
  4. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Always to the left! Then again, I am left-handed...
  5. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Thanks, it really takes decent pics for a camera phone (it's an LG Envy), but I really need a digital camera for the drool effect!
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Matty, congrats on the great looking Q. Regarding your buddy...I only wish I could have produced the same effect on my ex...
  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Matty... I hope yer apprentice recovered! [​IMG]
  8. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Me too! [​IMG]
  9. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking bird, great job.
  10. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great Lookin Bird, not a bad trade off for one dead apprentice [​IMG]
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Looked great Matty Congrats! [​IMG]
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great Monstah! Way to go!![​IMG]
  13. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    I am a little confused. You said you did a Turkey, but the photos show a couple "Hams" as well.

    Good post.

  14. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    congrats on a great turkey day bro.[​IMG]
  15. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Oh yes, there were many hams that day! [​IMG]

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