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Offline Blues Man

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1st Turkey turned out great!
« on: July 18, 2007, 08:48:25 pm »
I pre-heated my 4 rack BDS to 280F. Rinsed the 12 LB. bird and dried with paper towels. I placed Granny Smith apple pieces and fresh Rosemary in the cavity. Salted the outside as well as Emeril's Essence. Reduced heat setting to 220F. I placed it on the second rack from the bottom. Opened the vent to 1/2, used Hickory smoke for 2 hours and 40 minutes, then an additional 4 hours 20 minutes of heat, for a total of 7 hours. When I took the Turkey out, it was perfect. The skin was even crispy! Thigh temp read 165F and the breast read 160F.

I have read on the forum where the time per pound has been quoted as 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The temp must be very low for those times.

I have had my BDS for 1 week. So far Side Ribs, then Baby Backs, now a turkey. All turned out great!

Next, a butt and brisket together. Any reccomendations?

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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 10:29:28 pm »
Outstanding by the description.  Looking forward to some pictures to accompany the words (and the growl in my stomach!).  Good luck with the future endeavors. 
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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 10:38:24 pm »
Hi and welcome Blues Man, glad to hear you're already getting to grips with your BS, everybody loves turkey the Bradley way  ;)

So, all we need now are pics...............


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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 12:20:39 am »
FWIW, pix are the bomb, but we recognize there's a learning curve and look forward to the images when you get up to speed. 

LS: I've been thinking about doing some pastrami and looking up old posts.  Between you and Habs I may need some input.  Hope it won't be out of line to PM for some clarification.  Hope all is well on the mechanical front.
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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 01:27:33 am »
Consiglieri : I would be only too willing to help if needed  ;) 



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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007, 03:47:50 am »
Consiglieri;
No problem; but you will quickly see how easy it is to make pastrami.



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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007, 05:54:25 am »
 Not meaning to hijack, but has anyone made Montreal Smoked meat in the Bradley???  I absolutely love MSM sandwiches but it is soooo expensive here.

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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2007, 06:52:42 am »
MacMan

I haven't done it yet but here is Habs recipe from the Old's recipe site.

http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?p=436#post436

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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007, 07:26:16 am »
 ;D  I missed that one, I have been looking there for recipes but didn't see it.  Hunger pains are hitting now, it is 11:30 AM here...lol

There is soo much to try... and soo little time...

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Offline smokin stu

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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2007, 08:42:51 am »
I've been wanting to make MSM as well.  Let us know how it turns out. 

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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2007, 08:54:11 am »
a WHOLE TURKEY wow good stuff.Now get those pics for us .




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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2007, 10:34:00 am »
I just made some on Sunday, out of a 7 pound brisket,. I found that Montreal Smoked meat is like Canadian bacon; there are so many variations of it. Some say never cure it, while others say it must be cured brisket. So far I have only made it with uncured brisket.

If you are using the recipe on the recipe site. The average brisket flat is 7 pounds, and I used to do half a flat when making this recipe. This time I did a full flat and had to doubled ingredients in the recipe. For the red wine, for my taste a Merlot works well. Though you may lose a little flavor, for this rub Turbinado sugar blends better than the brown sugar. You will get better results if you let it set overnight after applying the first layer of rub. When you apply the second layer of rub, it will adhere better if you make it into a paste with either oil or water; I use olive oil. I haven't found a way to get the bacon to adhere to the meat enough so that it won't come off while slicing it. Having said all of that, the flavor is real good.


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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2007, 10:49:47 am »
Thanks for the info!

I have it ordered so I will play when it comes, i asked for a 3-4 lb brisket to start with and they said it should be here hopefully next week.....   :)

Can't wait to try the recipe...

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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2007, 01:48:50 pm »
On the subject of pastrami, everybody's always asking "whens the next batch?" well my eldest daughter knows the owner of one of the pubs in the village near to me, and she was telling them all about the pastrami. They have now asked my daughter if they can have a decent sample of pastrami?.

So i need to get some done, just imagine Habs pastrami on the menu in an old english pub! 

Just gotta decide with or without juniper berries?
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Re: 1st Turkey turned out great!
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2007, 01:51:24 pm »
LS:  looking forward to the pictures from inside the pub.

My biggest obstacle out here so far is finding some darn curing salt.  Wouldn't have thought that would be scarce with all the hunters around here. 
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