Originally Posted by expatpig
It sure looks great, was it more like a roasted turkey with smoke flavor, or a really moist smoked turkey? The reason I'm asking, is because when I smoke a turkey, I almost never eat it right away. I usually refrigerate it and slice it up for sandwiches later with assorted cheeses and bacon ala smoked turkey club sandwiches. So, I like a lot of the smoke flavor.
Interesting question. I guess I'd have to classify this one as option #1. It was like a perfectly roasted turkey with just a HINT of smoke. Usually, my turkeys are on the smoke (325-350) for 3 to 4 hours. This one was only 2 hours.
I agree with you on the "next day smokey factor" too. I literally JUST got done eating a turkey sandwich for lunch (literally licking my lips as I type this) and it was still so farkin moist that it has the texture of raw. Almost "rubbery", but in a good way. So moist, even the next day. Just a hint of smoke, which is usually not the case. Next day smoked turkey is usually VERY smoky in flavor.
I'm literally going to have to get another turkey before T-Day and try and duplicate this cook (on purpose) and see if it's the cook temp or not.
DANG that was a good sammie.
Wish I'd have made 2!