My first Turkey.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by xring04, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. xring04

    xring04 Newbie

    Decided to go quick and dirty on this one. I used the beer can method on this one.

    Little 12.7lb beauty ready for the smoke.



    after 4 hours at 275



    I'll be cutting in shortly, and shooting a q-vue.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great nice job [​IMG] for a fine first
     
  3. danj

    danj Meat Mopper

    looks great I enjoy smokin my turkeys chickens game hens ........ heck i enjoy smoking everything
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope thats a tall boy there. It looks great and enjoy it [​IMG]for sure and for pulling off your first turkey smoke.
     
  5. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks great almost like tree rings around the butt how long was it in?
     
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good, beautiful color!
    What kind of wood did you use...
    any cherry in the mix? Color looks like it could have cherry but I could be wrong.
     
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice lookin bird!
     
  8. xring04

    xring04 Newbie

    I smoked it with hickory. Not too shabby, but next time I will brine and spend more time with it. The breasts are not as moist as I had hoped for but I did over cook it a bit. Went to 175 in the breast. [​IMG]

    The dark meat is super yummy however.

    I can't wait for my next smoke.
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I find brining it makes all the difference in the world and can impart some nice flavors as well
     
  10. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow wonderful color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta see some finished product!!!!!!!
     
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i love the color on that bird! Nice job!
     
  12. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, beautiful bird...[​IMG]
     
  13. Nice bird. I will say that brining does smake a huge difference. Give it a try and you will never go with out it again. My family wants me to brine the bird even if it goes in an oven.
     
  14. fla-gypsy

    fla-gypsy Smoke Blower

    Nice job and color for first time.
     
  15. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    Nice looking bird, did you use anything else to hold it upright or just the legs and the can up it's butt?

    Charlie
     
  16. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeeet!
    [​IMG]
     
  17. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Fine looking bird! Man, we need smell a forum!
     
  18. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    Looks great dude! Way to go!
     

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