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BigButzBBQ 12-02-2013 04:04 PM

Yet another Smoked Turkey (Pr0n)
 
Thanksgiving is a great excuse for firing up the smoker. Not like I really need one but, it always helps.
This year, we were looking at having 3 Thanksgiving meals. One I don't cook, one I cook everything, and one I just cook the bird for. The first one was the one that I cook everything for. Had the bird ready to go for the meal but, my day got away from me and I didn't end up with enough time to do the turkey on the grill like I had planned to. Usually when I do this, I break down the bird into breasts and limbs and cook them all separately. I didn't even have time to do that so, on the first one, I phoned it in. I broke down the bird but then panned fried up just the breast meat in a cast iron pan with butter, starting on low heat and then slowly turning it up to medium. It turned out excellent but, It was cheating. After all, anything fried in butter is fantastic. The meal was great.
For the 3rd meal, when I just cook the bird, I had the leg quarters and wings from the previous bird to cook along with it.
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I dried the bird and pieces with paper towel and let them sit for about 10 minutes before wiping them down with Olive Oil and then coating them with of my Gettin' Roasted Season All.
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From there it went onto the UDS set at 230. I then slowly raised the temperature up to 300 over 2 hours (Thank you Stoker!).
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At this point, I put the bird and pieces in a foil pan, tented them, and let them go for about another hour. Normally, this would be about the time when they would be getting to have about an hour left. The temp read 140 internal. An hour later, I checked it again, IT WAS STILL AT 140! The dang bird had hit a stall! The pieces were right on target but, the bird was hovering. I cranked the pit up to 350. It wasn't until 1 hour and 20 minutes later when the bird had finally hit an internal of 162 in the breast and 175 in the thighs. She sure looked pretty when it came off though.
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And now for the slicing!
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This thing was absolutely delicious! The breast was super juicy, and the smoke ring was half an inch deep! The dark meat was tender but, not mushy and the joints all popped cleanly. The skin was worth fighting for, as my children proved.
In the end, the 3rd Thanksgiving meal got called off but, it turned out to be okay because of the stall the bird had. My family stood in the kitchen picking pieces off of the bird and talking about how great it turned out. Of course we had to have some Cranberry BBQ Sauce to go with the bird.
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Even though this might not have been considered a true Thanksgiving meal, it was easily my favorite one of the week. :thumb:

Thanks for looking. :becky:

flykilbosa 12-02-2013 04:09 PM

Mmmmmmmmmm looks good!

dport7 12-02-2013 05:11 PM

Cranberry BBQ sauce on that piece looks delicious.

sliding_billy 12-02-2013 05:12 PM

Nice looking bird.

Shiz-Nit 12-02-2013 07:25 PM

Have to ask... what does the ibebphrophen do to the bird? Is that a pre treatment when you eat or drink to much?
Just joking Bro had to ask, the bird looks wonderful and juicy!!

BigButzBBQ 12-02-2013 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Shiz-Nit (Post 2716005)
Have to ask... what does the ibebphrophen do to the bird? Is that a pre treatment when you eat or drink to much?
Just joking Bro had to ask, the bird looks wonderful and juicy!!

There is a reason why my children sleep well after eating dinner. :heh:

mikeleonard81 12-02-2013 10:18 PM

What goes into your Gettin' Roasted Season All if you don't mind sharing? It looks great!

Pyle's BBQ 12-02-2013 10:24 PM

I think he posted the recipe here. :wink:

mikeleonard81 12-02-2013 10:29 PM

Thanks Pyle! I googled it and nothing came up. I'm going to order some to use on the xmas bird.

ChickenWang 12-02-2013 10:31 PM

Looks very moist :thumb:

peeps 12-02-2013 10:45 PM

good looking bird!

landarc 12-02-2013 10:54 PM

Nice cook Tom?, nice table setting as well, eat at the stove kids, help your mom out here.

BigButzBBQ 12-02-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeleonard81 (Post 2716303)
What goes into your Gettin' Roasted Season All if you don't mind sharing? It looks great!

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2716310)
I think he posted the recipe here. :wink:

Thanks for the help Bryan!

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Originally Posted by mikeleonard81 (Post 2716320)
Thanks Pyle! I googled it and nothing came up. I'm going to order some to use on the xmas bird.

It's still a sleeper but, it's starting to gain a stronger following. This last batch is really tasty. :becky:

BigButzBBQ 12-02-2013 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by landarc (Post 2716341)
Nice cook Tom?, nice table setting as well, eat at the stove kids, help your mom out here.

The funny thing is, this happens about twice a month or so. Usually because, we had a late lunch. I got to admit though, it feels good when they like something I make so much that they don't want to wait for it to hit the table.

BBQDaddio 12-02-2013 11:25 PM

Looks soo gooood. I think I miss thanksgiving already


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