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Offline smoker pete

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Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #-1 on: November 17, 2017, 12:57:33 PM »


No matter how many times you've smoked/cooked a turkey it never hurts to do a practice run. I still had a frozen gobbler from last year's holiday season when stores practically give them away to get you in the door. Every year I pick up some 14 lb turkeys to use every 2 -3 months. It's a perfect size for the two of us. For around $14 I can get many meals from that gobbler. Not to mention boiling the carcass for a scrumptious turkey vegetable noodle soup.

Smoked this beauty for 3 hours at 230ºF on my MAK 2 Star using cookinpellets.com Premium Perfect Mix. Increased the pit temp to 325ºF until the internal temp reached 170ºF at the thickest part of the breast. Total cooking time was about 4 1/2 hours but always cook to internal temps. Cooked the bird on a "V" rack inside a large foil pan to catch the drippings for gravy.
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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:17:41 PM »
perfect   .☆´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.
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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 01:44:18 PM »
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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 02:44:37 PM »
Picture perfect looking bird Pete!
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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 03:49:45 PM »
Wow! Nice lookin Bird!  :thumbup:
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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 06:43:54 PM »
I hope my bird looks half as good.  :P :P :P
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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 06:50:39 PM »
Thank you everyone for those kind words
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Offline Smokerjunky

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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 06:55:10 PM »
That is a winner!  Nice bird.
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Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 07:19:05 PM »
Hope mine looks that good next week


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Re: Practice makes perfect!!
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 11:10:07 PM »
Looks really good, should make for a wonnderful Thanksgiving.
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