The Sun is shining, the Birds are singing, the Buds are bursting and ...

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bluewhisper, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ... there's a turkey breast waiting for me in the fridge. I have the time today for a smoke, and I think I'll enjoy the day.

    Time to fire up the offset stick burner. The question is, apple or maple? Hmmm ...
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I vote both! But haven't tried it either be our guinea pig!!
  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I kindled with maple and am now smoking with apple chunk on a bed of charcoal.

    The hanging rack in the lid didn't clear the turkey. I'd wanted to remove it anyway since I've never used it, so I tried to disassemble the hardware, with the firebox lit. That didn't go well so I went in there with big bolt cutters and nipped the rack out.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Whisper , I sure hope the Turkey was worth the loss of our Rack . . . may the Smoke gods see your Modification and give their blessing . . .

    [​IMG]  , I'll watch and see how they handle your sins .

    A "True Blue Smoke " would be your  mission ...
  5. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So here's the result. The fuel fizzled as the IT got to about 145 so I settled for that. The meat was juicy and no red juices.

    I took the meat off the bones, which went into a crockpot to make smoked turkey broth. Time to soak some beans.

    As for the rack, it might find some use over a fire. I never did use it and it cut the vertical clearance under the lid in half. Now I can fit a butt in the smoker.

    One side note - I was using lump, and I was reaching the end of the bag. I poured it out into a tub, which was MUCH better than digging around blindly in the bag.

    That Lodge oval casserole is named The Lifeboat.


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