My Thanksgiving turkey last year

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by fanci, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. fanci

    fanci Fire Starter

    Hi, I smoked my first turkey last year at Thanksgiving.   It came out really good.  The flavor was great.   I just used lump charcoal.  I should have thrown in a couple chunks of hickory.  I put butter under the skin, but that's about it.  Since then, I have smoked another one.  I brined it in buttermilk over night in the fridge.  I thought it made a difference as it was more tender.  I didn't take a photo of the second turkey. 

  2. kitt

    kitt Fire Starter

    Looks great 

    Our Thanksgiving is done 

    But I am thinking there is time for a turkey smoke before Christmas 

  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fanci, I'm planning to smoke my first turkey for Thanksgiving. I have fried them for years, but Jeff's newsletter had some great ideas including the buttermilk brine that you mentioned.
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Fanci That is a fine looking bird,I also see some tasty sides any chance of posting the recipes?

    Congrats on your first Turkey smoke

  5. fanci

    fanci Fire Starter

    Well, I did the scalloped potatoes and the cornbread dressing.  I love to cook and make home made cornbread.  Sorry I don't have the recipes written down.  I think I used the recipes from ' all' 

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