Thanksgiving Smoke - surprise! It's a turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by pgsmoker64, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Got a 14 pounder for dinner tonight at 4:00.

    Just getting started.

    Steph bought a pre injected bird so no brine or other injection. I admit I'm a little nervous that this one wont turn out as good as last year....

    Sorry...I tried posting from my phone and all I got was the freakin URLs...!

    Here we go!


    Bill
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am sure it will turn out Great
     
  3. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    The bird is on!  Smeared with a little cajun butter...

     
  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    And done....

    The IT on the legs was way higher than the breasts...I think this one is a bust.....

    Next year....minimally processed so that I can brine!!!!!

    Looks good though...a few strips of bacon added across the top when I inserted the probes.



    He's a beaut!

    Bill
     
  5. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bill, don't worry if the thigh portion is higher on internal temperature than the breast portion. The thigh is full on connective tissue that renders out when it cooks. So you should be good. Plus gravy is your friend for hiding dry meat.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great - happy t day
     
  7. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good Bill!
     
  8. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    The bird was perfect. Moist and juicy all the way through.
     
  9. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    That's one pretty bird!!
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Bill! Really nice color!
     
  11. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gorgeous turkey!!  As I was reading your post, I was thinking it was a bonus that the legs got to a higher IT than the breast. Glad to hear it worked out!!
     

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