Yet Another Turkey Thread w/ qview

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by solaryellow, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    We have been brining and smoking our turkeys for the last 4 or 5 years as it really helps my wife out by freeing up the oven for her awesome side dishes not to mention it always turns out great. This year I decided to give Tip's brine and spritz a try. All I can say is that it was incredible. We got a 12lbs natural bird from Whole Foods and it cooked a lot faster than I expected. Here is the qview.


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    Just about time to take it off. I threw a couple of sausages on just because I could. [​IMG]

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    After resting for about 30 minutes.

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    Cornbread sausage stuffing.

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    Traditional stuffing.

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    Candied yams.

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    Bean salad and cranberry sauce.

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    I want to do it all over again.
     
  2. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Nice looking spread!
     
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Solar, that is one of the best looking birds I've seen yet. Make sure you toss a picture of that into the throwdown.


    It seems to be a common comment around here the last couple of days that many were saying their birds were coming up to temp much faster than expected.
     
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    It rose surprisingly fast. I had to dial down the temp for the last two hours to try and stretch it out to hit dinner time. I have never had a bird cook this fast before.
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Bird...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That bird looks great, lots of times you can hardly make out the smoke ring, especially after taking a picture but that one was a nice deep pink.
    Great job!
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with the Dude on this one that hast to be one of the best looking turkeys of this years that I have also seen. You really did outdo yoursef with that spread too. I'm sure that you all enjoyed that dinner too.[​IMG][​IMG]THROWDOWN winner there.
     
  8. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    There isn't much in the way of leftovers left, that is for sure. I am tempted to redo this for Christmas but I am already committed to making my first smoked prime rib.
     
  9. toxie

    toxie Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Job and great looking bird!! [​IMG]
     
  10. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sweet looking bird...
     

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