(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.

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

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    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!

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

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    LOL...

    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

    NY
    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

    Monstah:

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

    Good post.

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  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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