Thanksgiving Meal #1

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by hickorybutt, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Doing an early Thanksgiving meal. We have both sides of the family coming in for Thanksgiving. First set is in this weekend, so we're having a meal tonight.

    16# turkey is on the smoker. Brined it for 12 hours in 2 gallons of water + 2c salt, 2c sugar, little garlic and onion. Dusted with black pepper, salt, and a little garlic and paprika. Cooking at 300 with a mix of oak and cherry. Mmhmm.



     
  2. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great so far! Cant wait to see the grand finale! 
     
  3. The turkey looks great,  I'm going to smoke a 12 #  did you put anything inside the turkey like onions or garlic?
     
  4. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Didn't put anything inside. Just some dry rub.
     
  5. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic


    Looks like it turned out pretty good. Resting until carving time.
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats is a pretty bird HB. Nice job! B
     
  7. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks!

    Really tasty too.



     
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  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well done! [​IMG]
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice ,Hickorybutt . Did you leave the lid Shut [​IMG]  and how long did you smoke it [​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
     
  10. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks!

    I left the lid shut but opened once to refill the water pan and another to probe it.

    It finished way earlier than I expected. 3.5 hours. I was thinking it would be 4-5. Pulled it at 170 IT.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  11. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you, sir!
     
  12. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking bird congrats!
     
  13. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thx!
     
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Proud of you Hickorybutt ,  [​IMG]  did you get a better look on the Bird , and the lid thingy was the speed secret...[​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
     
  15. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks old school! You're probably right on the timing thing. Keeping the lid closed makes a big difference.
     

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