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    1st time Smoking a Turkey....

    So I'm a newbie to the concept of smoking BBQ. Just recently I've started experimenting with my drum smoker and managed to ruin a few slabs of ribs. The good news I'm getting better....

    This Thanksgiving I decide to smoke the Turkey...

    I decided to go with the Spatchcock method....


    I decided to go heavy on the Little Louie's and little on the Money & Jallelujah rub

    Let the smoking begin, I decided to use apple wood chips, just 1.5 small chunks...I'm still learning on gauging the right amount of smoke I need. I've also read that poultry absorbs smoke fairly quick, again I've learned the hard way.


    so now I wait....and watch my temp at 300, this is my setup...



    Okay, this is the end result....


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    that looks fabulous! did you enjoy it?

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    I know what you're saying about smoke on poultry. I use applewood exclusively on anything with wings.
    Any plated pics?
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    Best Turkey I've ever had...(pat myself in the back)...Really good flavor and very juicy, I'm going smoke another for Christmas.

    -No plated pictures, was to busy enjoying the food...Ha! Next time for sure...

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    Looks good! I might have to smoke a turkey for Christmas.

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    What level did you put the charcoal basket on? I did two turkeys this year for Thanksgiving. One in the oven (Alton Brown's Recipe) and one on the smoker (dry brined).

    It was cold outside, and I had trouble getting the temp up to 300. No trouble near the end of the cook when I decided to move the basket up.

    As far as taste goes, the smoked was preferred by the adults, the oven by the kids.

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    Babelbbq I used the bottom level, their was no need to move the basket up but I'm in Cali, the weather was perfect.

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