My Thanksgiving is finally here, First Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by altramagnus, Nov 25, 2011.

  1.   Morning all, first off I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and smoked up some good eats. As some of you know my Thanksgiving is today since I had to work Thursday.

      So I went out and bought some play sand for my Brinkmann 2 door vertical smoker (after reading about it here) and will be putting the Turkey on around 10am this morning.  Last night I made up a new rub recipe to try and can't wait. I will of course report back throughout the day with pics and updates.

     Going to be 65f and sunny here today, damn did I luck out.

     Talk to you all soon.

    Shawn
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good luck Shawn!
     
  3. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Good luck! keep us updated on your progress[​IMG]
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  5. Hoping everything turns out great.

    Will be waiting for the Qview....... 

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  6. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Go Get Em' Shawn,  best of luck!  So HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you.
     
  7. Thanks guys.

     Smoker is lit and waiting for the temp to settle in. Once that is settled I will prep the bird and put it on.

    Pics to come soon enough.

    Shawn
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds good Shawn!
     
  9. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Heck yah man not gonna lie excited to see your results 
     
  10. Sorry for the late follow up guys, I was ready to pass out after being up since 2am, eating the feast and a few beers :)

    Well the Turkey was a HUGE success, we had 2 friends over who couldn't stop saying OMG after every bite and insisted on taking some home :) MAKES ME HAPPY

    Well here she is freshly rubbed and just put on.

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    And here she is off the smoker.

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    Made up a new rub just for this bird and I really liked it, rub and butter under skin. Sprayed with apple juice during cooking. The sand in the water pan was a good change IMHO, I think I will be staying with that plan. Sorry no cutting pics, it was like a Zombie feeding ground.

    Thanks for taking a look.

    Shawn
     
  11. The turkey looks great! Nice job!
     
  12. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful color

    You did a great job Shawn 

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  13. Thanks everyone.

     This smoking is a very slippery slope.

    I'm HOOKED

    Shawn
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    WOOO HOOO!

    Awesome Shawn!!
     

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