Smoking a Turkey for the game today.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by h2so4ca, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. h2so4ca

    h2so4ca Meat Mopper

    I was having some folks over for the Seahawks game today so I decide that I would smoke a turkey for everyone for dinner after the game. 

    So I picked up this nice 17 # bird up at Double D Meats up in Mountlake Terrace. 

    Around 10 am I tossed it on the WSM over hickory wood.

    I put a drip pan underneath to catch some dripping for gravy later. 

    Right as the game was ending I took her out of the smoker to cool and rest before slicing it up. 

    Served it with mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted brussel sprouts and roasted beets.

    The turkey was wonderful moist and tender and full of flavor. And the skin was nice and crisp.

    Normally for turkey I run them at around 325 degrees till I hit an IT of 165 in the breast and 175 in the thigh.
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bird!

  3. h2so4ca

    h2so4ca Meat Mopper

    Thank you.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's an awesome looking turkey!

    The color is amazing!

    Nice job!

  5. jakester

    jakester Smoke Blower

    That looks awesome! Is 325 about the best temp to smoke a Turkey?
  6. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Wow....great looking turkey!!!

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