Smoked Turkey w/ QView

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rylen, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. rylen

    rylen Newbie

    Smoked a Turkey and Roasted a Turkey for thanksgiving.


    The smoked Turkey was a bigger hit, both were wet brined in water, salt, and honey for a whole day, than refrigerated out of the brine for a day afterwards.

     
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  2. c farmer

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

    Wow. Perfect color
     
  3. rylen

    rylen Newbie

    Thanks! Was my first time smoking a turkey :)
     
  4. c farmer

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

    Great job
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bird!
     
  6. Looks good. What kind of temps did you smoke at? I'll be doing my first bird this weekend. I hope it turns out that nice.
     
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll take one of them,looks perfect!
     
  8. rylen

    rylen Newbie

    I used the WSM at about 280-290 without water. Took somewhere between 2-3 hours for a 13 lb Bird.

    I pretty much used the below recipe for prep only, not for cooking tho. I did use the vegetable oil too.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/honey-brined-smoked-turkey-recipe2.html

    Difference is I brined for a day, and dried the turkey for crispier skin, and to try and get rid of the "spongy meat" texture people complain about with brined turkey. I think the air drying helped that.
     
  9. rylen

    rylen Newbie

    I used Apple Wood cuz that's all I had.

    I imagine Cherry Wood would give it a nice red color as well
     
  10. Thanks for the info. I'll have to try the cherry and see how it turns out.
     

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