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Bubba
12-05-2009, 10:09 AM
I have a few different things to upload today... here is my first Smoked Turkey from the Sunday before THanksgiving. I smoked it with hickory between 300-325. It was about 13 pounds and I believe it took in the neighborhood of 3 hours. I really need to do this in more of a timely fashion so I can remember these details.

I did brine it with chicken stock, brown sugar, allspice berries, candied ginger, black peppercorns, kosher salt... it is Alton Brown's recipe found here: Good Eats Roast Turkey (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html) I also rubbed some poultry seasoning under the skin and rubbed the outside with canola oil before salt and peppering the outside

It was really good, but it was even better the next day on sandwiches

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Momma making some pan gravy.... oh was it good!
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Joneser
12-05-2009, 10:12 AM
Nice looking bird, Bubba! That looks loke a beautiful view off your porch!

SmokyOkie
12-05-2009, 11:41 AM
The bird looks great, but I'm really jealous of your backyard.:thumbs up:

smokinok
12-05-2009, 12:14 PM
Nice looking Turkey, :wow: Love the skin color. Great view from your deck as well. Enjoyed the picyures.:kewlpics: :sign0092:

Bubba
12-05-2009, 01:30 PM
Gotta love home prices in WV. I wanted to design & build for years (I'm an engineer), but we found this house on a double lot. It was built by a developer for himself, so I know it is sound. It was one of the first houses in a development on a hilltop and has a choice location. It was built on a double lot, and I bought the double lot next to me. I own everything I can see from the rear of my house, only 1 neighbor across the street from the front. Lots of wildlife, but that makes the flower bed difficult to maintain (damn deer)

SmokyOkie
12-05-2009, 03:23 PM
Gotta love home prices in WV. I wanted to design & build for years (I'm an engineer), but we found this house on a double lot. It was built by a developer for himself, so I know it is sound. It was one of the first houses in a development on a hilltop and has a choice location. It was built on a double lot, and I bought the double lot next to me. I own everything I can see from the rear of my house, only 1 neighbor across the street from the front. Lots of wildlife, but that makes the flower bed difficult to maintain (damn deer)


And that makes for good table fare.

Siesta Man
12-05-2009, 03:47 PM
Now thats what a bird should look like Bubba. Skin color is perfect. Bet its taste was awesome. E.T.

TX Sandman
12-05-2009, 04:32 PM
:thumbs up: Great bird, Sean! I can just imagine the sandwiches that made.

Thanks for showing Momma making that pan gravy. I've seen it made from smoked drippings, but not on the actual smoker.

BA_LoKo
12-05-2009, 05:13 PM
West "by gawd" Virginia. One of the most beautiful places in the country.

I'll sure bet those were good eats. I appeciate you sharing those pictures, Sean. :eating:

Bubba
12-05-2009, 05:21 PM
I thought it was just OK the night we ate it. It was good, but not mind blowing. The sandwiches the next day, however, that is a different story! Next time I am going to smoke a few turkey boobs just for sandwiches later.

californiasmokin
12-05-2009, 06:51 PM
You gotta be happy with that?Was it tender and juicy?
The color was good!

peculiarmike
12-06-2009, 08:59 AM
Sean, that's a FINE looking turkey! Nice job :thumbs up:
Don't ya love the drum???

Bubba
12-06-2009, 12:10 PM
Very juicy, which is attributed to the brine. It was good, but that smoked turkey sandwiches for lunch the next day were even better!