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.

  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....!

  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

  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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