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Recipe Discussions => Poultry => Topic started by: zueth on October 31, 2011, 10:09:32 AM

Title: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: zueth on October 31, 2011, 10:09:32 AM
Decided to do a test run before Thanksgiving on a Turkey smoked in Bradley then finished off in SRG.  On Saturday AM I mixed up the brine and brined the fresh Turkey for 16 hours.   Then removed the Turkey from the brine late Saturday night and rinsed off all the brine and made sure and patted dry.  Then injected the bird with John Henrys Turkey Injection and rubbed with Rub with Love Turkey Rub and put back into the refrigerator until time to cook.  On Sunday I took out the Turkey about 1 1/2 hours prior to cook time and preheated the smoker as well.
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/zueth/Turkey/Turkey004.jpg)
I put the bird in the smoker at 250 for 3 hours with Pecan and Cherry.  The IT in the breast was 113.  Here is the bird after 3 hours of smoke.
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/zueth/Turkey/Turkey006.jpg)
Then I put in the preheated SRG until a IT of 165 in the breast and that took about 1 hour and ten minutes.  Here is the bird:
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/zueth/Turkey/Turkey007.jpg)
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/zueth/Turkey/Turkey008.jpg)
The Turkey was very good and nice and moist.

Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: SnellySmokesEm on October 31, 2011, 10:21:23 AM
Nice color on that bird!  Did you brine?
Title: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: mikecorn.1 on October 31, 2011, 10:24:55 AM
Yeah, that a good looking bird.


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Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: ghost9mm on October 31, 2011, 10:37:03 AM
Nice lookin turkey, how did it taste...?
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: OU812 on October 31, 2011, 12:27:27 PM
One word Perfect

Start to finish you did that bird like a pro.

Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: zueth on October 31, 2011, 01:28:46 PM
Nice lookin turkey, how did it taste...?

It tasted great it was nice and moist
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: zueth on October 31, 2011, 01:30:18 PM
Nice color on that bird!  Did you brine?

Yes, I did for 16 hours, the brine used, vegetable broth, sea salt, rosemary, sage, thyme, and water
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: zueth on October 31, 2011, 01:32:14 PM
One word Perfect

Start to finish you did that bird like a pro.

Thanks for the all the advice.
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: OU812 on October 31, 2011, 01:57:24 PM
One word Perfect

Start to finish you did that bird like a pro.

Thanks for the all the advice.

Any time my friend.
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: beefmann on October 31, 2011, 02:45:44 PM
great  looking byrd
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: OldHickory on October 31, 2011, 03:18:23 PM
Good job, nice color.
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: jiggerjams on October 31, 2011, 03:58:48 PM
Ok I just ate but asfter seeing these picks I could eat again. Nice!!!
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: JZ on October 31, 2011, 05:19:57 PM
WOW --- that looks awesome.

One question for you - how was the skin crisp or chewy?
Title: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: phild on October 31, 2011, 06:45:28 PM
Hi Zeuth,

Looks fantastic...

Can you tell me please, what the device is you have the turkey in?   The wire cage thingy...  Link if you have one please.

Thanks
Phil
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: GusRobin on October 31, 2011, 06:47:29 PM
that is a cage from the Charbroil Big Easy or the Big Easy SRG. You can purchase them at the charbroil site.
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: zueth on November 01, 2011, 09:16:17 AM
WOW --- that looks awesome.

One question for you - how was the skin crisp or chewy?

It was crispy, the SRG does a great job at crisping the skin up
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: SiFumar on November 01, 2011, 04:25:00 PM
That looks great!  I was showing the hubby the pics and he says "So is that what you're buying next, the SRG?"   Lol...I knew he'd be impressed with the turkey!  ;)
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: Keymaster on November 01, 2011, 05:51:34 PM
Im thinkin SRG might be in the future :-X
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: boxofrain on November 05, 2011, 07:16:43 AM
Been a while since I visited here.
Can someone tell me what SRG is?
thanks for helping the ignorant!
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: OU812 on November 05, 2011, 08:14:21 AM
Been a while since I visited here.
Can someone tell me what SRG is?
thanks for helping the ignorant!

Its a Smoker Roaster Grill

Check this out

http://www.charbroil.com/newproducts/big-easy-smoker.html
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: muebe on November 05, 2011, 08:32:36 AM
Yes! Great looking bird ;D

The TBE(The Big Easy) and SRG(The Big Easy Smoker, Roaster, Grill) are a great combination to be used with a Bradley ;D
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: boxofrain on November 05, 2011, 12:49:06 PM
Thanks for the info!
 Nice looking unit.

I guess I'm old fashioned...butt I like to finish it all the way in my OBS.
 I do like that turkey rack though. ;)
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: JZ on November 05, 2011, 09:41:28 PM
Boxofrain,

Can you get the skin to be crispy on the OBS and if so how? I have only done one chicken and the taste was fantastic but the skin was rubbery and nobody would eat it.
Title: Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
Post by: SouthernSmoked on November 06, 2011, 02:57:00 AM
Dude that all looks soooo good! Nice job!