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wyd

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Thankgiving Turkey practice
« on: October 21, 2013, 05:16:27 AM »
Sunday I decided to grill up my practice turkey I bought on Friday.  It was a fresh 14lb one from Giant.  I decided to inject the turkey since I didn't brine it.  I used butter creole from Cajun Injection.  Then before the turkey was ready to go I took 1lb of ground sausage and cooked it up and then added it to my stuffing.  The sausage is something I added as an extra so you can do whatever you like.  Took my stuffing and then filled the turkey with it.  I rubbed some fresh lemon on the turkey to open up the pores a little more.  Once the charcoal was ready I rubbed a little virgin olive oil on the turkey (breast side down for first 2 hours and then breast side up til done).  Cooked at just a tad under 290 degrees on the grill.  Took a total of 4 hours 12 minutes.  It was very juicy as I was cutting.  You could see the juice running out of the meat.

Have to give credit.  I used this cooking technique and recipe from BBQ Pit Boys.  Main difference is I added the sausage.  I used most of the video as a guide line for the cook.  Don't be afraid to try it as it worked perfectly on the first try.  I have nothing at all to do with their website.  Just use the recipes they show to guide me since I'm new to grilling.  Been very helpful and honestly without those videos I would totally suck at grilling so I have to give props to them as its only fair.  Don't want anyone to think I came up with this stuff 100% on my own.  I didn't make the Wild Turkey gravy.  I just used the drippings minus the Wild Turkey.  You can again do as you like.
http://bbqpitboys.com/recipes/turkey-with-stuffing-and-wild-turkey-gravy#.UmUoI1NNk9U



Here is the results.




Flaming chimney with charcoals getting closer to being ready.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 05:18:03 AM by wyd »
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1buckie

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 05:23:20 AM »

 That looks great !!!!

Lot of Pit Boys fans round here.....they have pretty darn good step-by-steps & not a lot of excess frills.....

This one looks just right.....the skin came out super !!!!!
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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 05:24:04 PM »
That looks awesome. Thanks for sharing! BBQ pit boys are awesome.
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Kilted_Griller

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 07:51:36 PM »
Excellent post, wyd!! Bird looks great!
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glrasmussen

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 08:12:47 PM »
Looks great to me! Thanks for the post.

smokeyjoeuk-ray

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 10:03:04 PM »
mmmmm, looks great.

turkey is now on my "to do" list.


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wyd

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 06:01:47 AM »
Thanks guys.  Appreciate the comments. ;D
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landgraftj

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 05:21:44 PM »
Good looking bird Brian!
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Craig

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Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2013, 11:03:38 PM »
Aching to do another bird! Looks fantastic!

Duke

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 09:41:00 AM »
I'm with Craig, I just bought a bird and can't wait to cook it after seeing yours.

gunner

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2013, 04:29:48 PM »
Oh man looks amazing! What internal temp did you pull it at and where did you temp at?

wyd

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2013, 05:58:31 PM »
Oh man looks amazing! What internal temp did you pull it at and where did you temp at?
I kept it on til 180 degrees and temped it right behind the leg.  Stuffing was right around 165 degrees.  I was very happy with the results.  For the first time it was much better than expected.  Was super happy.
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Troy

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2013, 07:01:39 PM »
the turkey looks great!

I want to do a practice too, but i'm lazy :(

i'm against stuffing though, as it needs to be cooked to 165 to be safe, and that means the rest of the bird is overcooked.

wyd

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2013, 03:28:47 AM »
the turkey looks great!

I want to do a practice too, but i'm lazy :(

i'm against stuffing though, as it needs to be cooked to 165 to be safe, and that means the rest of the bird is overcooked.
The stuffing was already pre made on the stove and was smoking hot when I stuffed the turkey so it was plenty cooked so no fear of it being not cooked.
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Troy

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Re: Thankgiving Turkey practice
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2013, 06:25:44 PM »
but you stuffed it into a raw bird, right?