smoking a turkey and saying thanks

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by psych, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. psych

    psych Newbie

    I'm smoking a bird again this year but doing it a little different than in the past. I'm taking pics during the process so I'll post all that when I'm done. Gotta say, TBS is a beautiful thing!

    Remember to give thanks to all the men and women serving today, in all capacities.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Greg
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Greg, morning and welcome to the forum.....  Happy Turkey Day to you too...   Dave
     
  3. Good morning and welcome to SMF! Happy Thanksgiving and by all means let us know how that bird turns out!
     
  4. psych

    psych Newbie

    Ok, so it's Friday, I'm at work, I've recovered from a food coma and ready to show off my bird...

    I took a page from some other posters on the forum and tried to get as many pics of the progress as I could. Any advice you can offer is greatly welcomed! Enjoy the pics!!

    Thin Blue Smoke look ok?


    Prepped and ready...


    Hung in the smoker by coat hangers


    2 hrs into the smoke


     getting a bacon shower


    carved and ready to eat


    Everything came out perfect and I even got a compliment from my girlfriend's grandma who doesn't like smoked meats!

    Hope everyone else had a great turkey day!

    Greg
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Greg, morning.... The bacon shower is a great idea....  I like it..... I think I will use it.....     Dave
     
  6. psych

    psych Newbie

    Dave, morning to you...I tried the chicken last week with the bacon directly on it and it didn't allow the skin to crisp up or really even get smoky. I had to get creative since I knew I'd be suspending the turkey and came up with the bacon shower. My girlfriend did a beautiful bacon weave, like for a fatty, and we just let the bacon smoke for about the last hour and it came out perfect!

    Enjoy!

    Greg
     

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