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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 1:51 am    Post subject: Biggest Turkey I've ever smoked - UPDATED w/PICS Reply with quote



I have four additional turkeys in my freezer. But I will be making the one shown above. I currently have it soaking in a brine (as of last night).

This will be the 4th-consecutive year I will be smoking a turkey on Thanksgiving.

Cheers to everyone! (Stay tuned for more pics)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a biggie for sure. My dad raised one back in the eighties that was 29 lbs. dressed. Didn't even fit in the oven
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to try 2 tomorrow, they are 21 lbs each. They have been in the brine since this morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cooking team mate killed and cooked his Turkey day birds fresh last year, his mom had raised them herself.

He ended up with them weighing 36lb for the larger of the two, (I think), and 28lb for the small one, he cooked the big one in his BDS, and the smaller one in the oven, the lid would only just close on the Big Drum! Shocked Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last three years, I've smoked 24-lbers.

This will be going in my WSM. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remmy... I've got a 24 pounder going on tomorrow morn for pick up at noon.
My 13-15 lb birds have been averaging 15-20 minutes a lb @ 275-300 °.
Since you've done big `uns like this before... do you think the time frame may be about the same?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year was rather windy in Connecticut. What I do is, I dump the turkey into the smoker and go to the local football game. When I've gotten back to the house (the first two years I've smoked the 24-lbers), the turkeys were done in 4.5 hours. Last year, with the wind and colder weather, the turkey took 6 hours and 15 minutes.

I usually smoke until the breast reaches 170-175F and thighs reach 185F or so.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 5:38 am    Post subject: big turkey Reply with quote

my bigest was a giant wite went 65# DRESSED STUFED it with game hens
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the lady I purchase my turkeys from had a 39 lb couple of 35lb birds to big for me like the 16 -20 lb range for smoke
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remmy, good luck on that teradactyle. Very Happy
I hope you got a lot of people coming over or love leftovers.
Lookin forward to finished pics.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remmy wrote:
the turkeys were done in 4.5 hours. I usually smoke until the breast reaches 170-175F and thighs reach 185F or so.

What temp do you run your smoker at?
I've been taking mine off when white meat hits 160-165°. They where going to be reheated though.
The ones I'm doing tomorrow that will be ready for service... I may let them go a little longer.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My WSM usually chugs-along at 280-350F. It all depends on the weather. I usually dump the coals from the chimney directly onto the unlit stuff in my charcoal bin in the WSM and let those coals get pretty hot before assembling the smoker so that the temp rises quickly and gets high.

I'll be waking up at 6 a.m. to start it. By 7 a.m., the turkey should be on the smoker. And it should be done by noon, give or take 30 minutes.

I'm also making smoked Mac and cheese. Just shredded about 8 cups of smoked yellow and white cheddars. I have more sides, too. It's gonna be crazy, as always.

Feeding about a dozen people tomorrow including my two pitbulls. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24 11 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eehh fock that s--t.
Small crowd tomorrow and i hate turkey after 3-4 meals. running with 11#'r for the day. Still waiting to see if its the torrential downpours that have been flooding us this week to see if its destined for the smoker.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25 11 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great color on that bird !! Good job.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25 11 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good looking bird. Enjoy!
Just put mine on.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25 11 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remmy, nice job ! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26 11 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Simply delicious looking.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27 11 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!! that looks awesome!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29 11 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

killswitch505 wrote:
WOW!!! that looks awesome!!!!!!


Yes, WOW!!!
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