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BBQ4FUN
11-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Yep, this was my first turkey. 15 lb. Turned out very good.

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First made up the injection last night. 3 cups apple juice, 1 stick butter, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 Tbs Secret Weapon Pork and Chicken rub.

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Simmered 10 min and strained. Covered and put in fridge until this morning.

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Washed off the turkey, patted dry and injected at 0600. Also fired up the WSM at this time with some apple and cherry wood.

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Iced down the breasts for an hour while the smoker came up to temp. (325*)

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An apple, lemon, and orange halved and put in cavity.

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Brushed with some of the injection before putting some rub on.

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Then a nice coating of Oakridge BBQ SW Pork and Chicken.

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On the WSM around 0700.

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Took a long time to get to 350*. Ended up opening up the door for a couple minutes to feed it more air. Was quite windy for a while. But all in all the WSM/guru did a good job.

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Off the smoker at 1130.

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Tented and rested until 1215.

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My rendition of a carved turkey. :-D

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Wife's plate.

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My plate. Don't mind the fine China. :laugh:

All in all a very successful cook. Thanks for looking.

Midnight Smoke
11-24-2011, 01:10 PM
Looks Perfect! Great Job!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

Ron_L
11-24-2011, 01:12 PM
That looks great! Nice color on the skin!

Phubar
11-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Oh yeah!!!

thirtydaZe
11-24-2011, 01:23 PM
Im so jealous of everyone thats cooking......

Mister Bob
11-24-2011, 01:24 PM
That looks great, I'll be happy if mine turns out that good, nice job! :thumb::thumb:

BBQ PD
11-24-2011, 01:47 PM
Excellent, most excellent :thumb:.

Will32Rod
11-24-2011, 01:49 PM
Awsome job, color perfect, skin looks crisp and meat looks very moist.
Can not get any better than that.
Outstanding, and thanks for sharing.
Alot of folks forget about icing the breast trick.

Guamaque
11-24-2011, 03:42 PM
That looks excellent !! But wait, its not done, the plastic thermometer didn't pop out lol..

SmokinAussie
11-24-2011, 03:50 PM
Awesome job! Great excecution of the entire process!

I bet it tasted as good as it looks.

Cheers!

Bill

R2Egg2Q
11-24-2011, 03:50 PM
Looks real good!! Nice job.:clap:

Smoothsmoke
11-24-2011, 04:04 PM
Looks great, you got me hungry over here.

Grillman
11-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Looks excellent....nothing foul about that fowl....:hungry:

smokainmuskoka
11-24-2011, 04:14 PM
Fine looking bird!

zippyt
11-24-2011, 04:27 PM
Yummmmmy !!

jestridge
11-24-2011, 04:34 PM
Nice job

bbqbull
11-24-2011, 04:41 PM
Outstanding looking bird.
Bet it tasted better than it looked, congrats!

smokingj
11-24-2011, 04:54 PM
very nice. think my belly will burst even more after seeing this

BigBobBQ
11-24-2011, 05:31 PM
looks like you did a great job to me!!

Wampus
11-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Nice job!!:thumb:

Great lookin turkey bird!!!!:clap2:

tish
11-24-2011, 07:07 PM
Crispy on the outside, moist and tender looking on the inside. Those BBQ Guru thingies really must work well. Gotta go check those out soon. Great pron!! :thumb:

SmokinOkie
11-25-2011, 07:32 AM
You did real well.

And your photos are proof of a perfect bird and that the Pop-up timer isn't the key to success (hint: next time take it out) :D

kcmike
11-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Looks perfect!

LuvDbbq
11-25-2011, 11:39 AM
Beautifully done. I'll bet it tasted as good as it looks!

Caper
11-25-2011, 11:50 AM
I have to try that, looks wonderful!

Bbqin fool
11-25-2011, 12:06 PM
Great job! Awesome color! Turkey sandwiches on the horizon!

BBQ4FUN
11-25-2011, 12:16 PM
Great job! Awesome color! Turkey sandwiches on the horizon!

For sure. That's what I'm eating right now on break. :thumb: