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SmokinAussie 12-23-2012 06:27 PM

1st Whole Turkey Smoked with Pron
Thanks to the brothers that offered their advice.

The turkey turned out fantastic.:clap::clap:
Here is the bird in question...

About 7.5 lbs... not very big, but fine for a first try.

As advised, I chilled the breasts in ice while I made the stuffing and butter / spice injection.

Here's the stuffing mix

To which I added fresh bread crumbs...

And here is the butter injection

Here's is the Turkey stuffed and injected and buttered. You will notice a toothpick in the right leg. That was a little surgery to bring a very large tear in the skin together.

Then onto the WSM at 300F on the the bottom deck.

Then the chickens went on top... no sense in wasting a full deck!:thumb:

Naturally, the chickens were ready way before the Turkey, so we had the chickens for dinner. They were fantastic.. but here's the Turkey, done at 160F IT

So, this Turkey will be served chilled on Xmas day for our party of 40 people. Being summer here in Upside Down Land, it will be a great compliment to the rest of the cooked / BBQ's Roasted meats.

The smell of the Turkey, smoked in the applewood is awesome. Can't wait to chow into this tomorrow!

Thanks for all your help brothers. Good advice and a great result!:becky::thumb::clap2:



Bluesman 12-23-2012 06:35 PM

Outstanding............Now were the Fark is my turkey tick of Approval........Chit, I'll find it :clap2::clap2:

chicagokp 12-23-2012 07:05 PM

Looks like you nailed it! That looks terrific!

JohnUSMC 12-23-2012 07:13 PM

I will be doing a turkey tomorrow on my UDS for Christmas! Looks amazing!

smokeyokie 12-23-2012 07:56 PM

That is a great looking flock of birds!!!!:thumb:

campdude 12-23-2012 08:19 PM

That looks great, Bill. I think you'll find yourself smoking more turkeys. They're really tastey!

fantomlord 12-24-2012 10:49 AM

looks good on my end

bluetang 12-24-2012 10:53 AM

Fine lookin birds there Bill!

Wampus 12-24-2012 11:14 AM

Awesome! Glad to see you finally jumped in the pool there Bill! Smoked turkey is da BOMB!

That one looks fantastic! :clap2:

BigBlock 12-24-2012 12:15 PM

good job looks gr8

Freddy j 12-24-2012 01:05 PM

Awesome color. Turkey might be my favorite cook of all time.

Militant83 12-24-2012 01:09 PM

Looks good

gtr 12-24-2012 02:47 PM

Looks promising! You are gonna put up cut/sliced pix, right? :hungry:

I have no doubt it's gonna taste fanfarkingtastic! :thumb:

Toast 12-24-2012 03:35 PM

Fantastic Brother Bill. Sounds like you have a Great Feast planned.

Merry Christmas!

realspaazz 12-24-2012 03:44 PM

Great looking turkey. I like the packaging on the bird that clearly states that the bird is "marinated" and below gives fat, saturated fat, sodium, sugar levels in readable size font. Is that Government mandated? Lately, I have to bring my reading glasses to the market, just to try and figure out if and what someone added to my food.

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