My first turkey tale Q view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by treegje, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    On a day my friend stood for the door
    You must see now he said
    What I have won.
    We went to its car trunk and opened that
    There was an enormous bag, and in it a frozen turkey
    He asked can you prepare him.
    I said on one condition and this is that our both families will eat him
    I had never prepared a turkey, but it was a challenge for me
    He left behind the turkey and then it came
    It was one of 17 pounds (7, 7 kg) I became of it a smattering frightened
    I had 4 and a half day
    I looked on the Internet, and everywhere they write take no turkey larger than 12 pounds (5, 44 kg)
    Became still more frightened, and left sleep.
    After 3 days thaw out in frig, and after many searches, I made brine



    Brined for 30 hours
    Obtained turkey from the brine and rinsed him good, swept him dry
    Then made a rub, oil the turkey and put on the rub
    Started to smoke on midnight



    Made the fire



    The enormous bird





    After 4 hours, I oiled the turkey



    After 8 hours, I oiled again .After 12 hours, I oiled a last time







    Have prepared a tarragon sauce
    We have eat of it with 7 adults and 2 children
    And we ate the next day the leftovers
    I think that you can count a pound by person

    My first turkey experience has been a learning school
     
  2. glgoodwin

    glgoodwin Meat Mopper

    Its a good looking turkey!! Fear not the size of the turkey, if you can cook it in an oven you can cook it in a smoker.


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  3. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good must of tasted good when ya ate a # of it wow[​IMG]
     
  4. Was that a poem??
     
  5. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    great lookin turkey....if i get a turkey bigger than 13-14 lbs i will spatchcock it and it would be ok...cook a little faster to...but great job [​IMG]
     
  6. glgoodwin

    glgoodwin Meat Mopper

    a poem of BBQ, without even trying. LOL
     
  7. Nice looking brid. I bet it was good eating. A great way to get together with friends also.
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great Geert.[​IMG]
     
  9. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    thank you all

    as I have already said
    My first turkey experience has been a learning school
    so you see,if you go for it
    you can reach much
    Never let the courage fall

    I enjoy it
     
  10. Got to love those Dutchmen!!! Great looking bird...and yes it did sound like a nice poem....!

    Rick
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice bird there Geert you did a fabulous job and should be really proud that you did to. Now the reason you hear about not smoking a gaint bird is the 40 to 140 law we all live by. It is really hard to get that big of a bird up to 140 in that time limit. There's where the spatchcock birds come from to.
     
  12. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeeet!
    [​IMG]
     
  13. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nothing like the big birds for a big group my friend....[​IMG]
     
  14. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it turned out just great. Congrats!!!
     
  15. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very impressive for a first try, Geert! Beautifully done, and congratulations for not letting yourself get overwhelmed...that was a big bird. I'm sure everybody loved it, and you'll be getting more "drop-offs" in the future [​IMG]

    Well earned points [​IMG]
     
  16. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I could take some of that bier off your hands. That way you could fit more turkeys in there.
    Great smoke, congratulations.
     

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