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Old 01-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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My first smoked turkey

Here's some before and after photos of my turkey I smoked this afternoon:

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The turkey was 11.72 lbs. It cooked in just over 3 hours at an approx. smoker temperature of 275-280 (temps were monitored in the breast and thigh to make sure they were in the acceptable range). For wood, I used a mix of apple and hickory chips. The rub was a recipe I found in one of my cookbooks (Weber's Way To Grill - Classic Barbeque Seasoning, minus the celery seed). All in all, not too shabby for my first bird IMHO!
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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How did it taste? That's the real question.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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How did it taste? That's the real question.
To be honest, not too bad! Being used to oven prepared turkeys, having a smoked turkey DID taste slightly different. However, it WAS very moist and juicy - my wife would like me to do another sometime!
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That says it all if you pleased the little woman your job is done. Looks good!
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I find it hard to believe that was your first time barbecuing a turkey! Looks exactly perfect.
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That says it all if you pleased the little woman your job is done. Looks good!
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I find it hard to believe that was your first time barbecuing a turkey! Looks exactly perfect.
Believe it or not, it was!
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I can taste the leftovers on a nice thick sandwich now.......yum!!!
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