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Offline zueth

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16lb Turkey on Sunday
« 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.

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.

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:


The Turkey was very good and nice and moist.


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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 10:21:23 AM »
Nice color on that bird!  Did you brine?
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16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 10:24:55 AM »
Yeah, that a good looking bird.


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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 10:37:03 AM »
Nice lookin turkey, how did it taste...?
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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 12:27:27 PM »
One word Perfect

Start to finish you did that bird like a pro.


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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 01:28:46 PM »
Nice lookin turkey, how did it taste...?

It tasted great it was nice and moist

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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #6 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

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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011, 02:45:44 PM »
great  looking byrd

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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011, 03:18:23 PM »
Good job, nice color.
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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2011, 03:58:48 PM »
Ok I just ate but asfter seeing these picks I could eat again. Nice!!!

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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2011, 05:19:57 PM »
WOW --- that looks awesome.

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

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16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: 16lb Turkey on Sunday
« Reply #14 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.
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