Smoked Turkey, Just Because.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by commander quan, May 6, 2015.

  1. We had an extra turkey left over from the holidays and decided last weekend to cook her up . Apple juice brine then coated the skin with bacon fat before salt & peppering.

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  2. Looks good. Tell us all about it.

    Happy smoken.

  3. Looks awesome. I'd love the details as I have a bird in the deep freeze awaiting its smoke bath sometime soon.
  4. Looking good, did you go with a high heat roast?
  5. Thanks guys. I've had good results using the brine here It was an enhanced bird so I doubled the juice and used the listed portions for the rest of the brine to fully cover the bird. It was in the brine for ~24 hours, and then taken out to rest for ~12 hours. Right before cooking I liberally brushed on melted bacon fat, then threw on kosher salt and black pepper.

    WSM setup was 2 fully lit chimneys of Kingsford and threw in 2 fist sized chunks of oak, and kept the water pan empty.

    It was a 15# bird and took 2.5 hours at 350 degrees.
  6. That's a nice looking Bird   Fantastic Color    Great job   [​IMG]

  7. Looks delicious. Do you have any sliced shots?

    If I ever get my UDS, I want to try a spatchcocked turkey in it. It looks like it would have to be more like a 10-12 pounder in that case though.
    Last edited: May 7, 2015
  8. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fantastic looking bird!  It is amazing how a single pic can motivate what will be on the smoker soon.  Time to start thawing a bird! 
  9. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    You had me at bacon fat! Beautiful looking bird-perfect color. Hmmm, I think I still have a turkey in the freezer. Great job, thanks for sharing.
  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it was a tasty meal or eight!Thumbs Up
  11. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the narration. So many get on here and post a shot of the finished product or a slew of shots and never a word except maybe  . .This what this is what I did today. Nothing more .

    As a courtesy of us whom you have come to ask or advise or just want to show what you did ;please add Narration of what and how you did it. It saves a lot of head scratching trying to figure out what you have posted.

    Thanks , Stan   

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