Smoked my first turkey for Easter to rave reviews

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by cadmentr, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Hi, I'm a complete newbie to smoking, have a 4 shelf Bradley Digital smoker, and just smoked my first turkey. Sorry I can't post any pictures.

    Everyone who came for diner dug in before I could find my camera.

    I received rave reviews on the turkey, a 14lb bird. I used a recipe I found on line at called the "Ultimate Turkey" and made the gravy as listed in the recipe. I did not brine the bird, but used an injector with melted butter, in t he breast and thigh area.

    I set the smoker to 320 F to preheat the box, and then put the seasoned turkey in about an hour later. I used a combination of apple and cherry bisquettes for the smoke.

    After about 6-1/2 hours my turkey was done to 165 F. It had a fantastic dark brown smoke crust, with a nicely crisped skin.

    The turkey got absolutely rave reviews from everyone, with even the leftovers my daughter took into work today creating a stampede to her office.

    I love my Bradley Digital, can't wait to figure out what I'm going to do next.

  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That Sir, is a GREAT story!  Thanks for sharing and having such a successful first turkey smoke!
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like the bird was a hit, that's awesome ! Thumbs Up
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like it was awesome.

    Did you use flavored briqs?

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