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Old 01-30-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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My first turkey...

Did my first turkey today...Came out looking like hell, all black and whatnot, but was ok to eat. Not dry, not super juciey, but tender and had a nice flavor. I fought with my pit for the first few hours, and I think I got a blast of hot a few times. The breast was at 165 while the dark meat thigh area was only 130..But, I learned from it and the family ate it, so I guess it was ok.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:33 PM   #2
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Well, I don't know if I should be happy or sad?
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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Sorry your bird didn't turn out so well, John. Glad the flavor was okay for you and your family. You can just hope that you learn from your not so successful cooks.
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Mine come out kinda black. Think it is from the rub though. I do them as my chickens. I pat them with olive oil then the rub and cook between 275-300. On a can of Fosters beer of course.
Don't give up John, Thanksgiving is a ways away.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:06 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnt Food Dude
Couple of quick questions...

Did you brine the bird?
What temp did you cook at?
What kind of cooker do you have?
How much wood did you use?
1. no brine
2. between 225 and 275, but I think the temp spiked a few times during the cook...
3. Homemade offset pit
4. enough to maintain temp
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