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  • KBARD
    Club Member
    • Oct 2017
    • 12
    • Austin Texas Metro
    • Weber Kettle, Weber WSM, Chargrill Kamado,
      AllSquareFeeder offset smoker

    Thanksgiving Smoked turkey Meathead style

    I am still sort of a newbie.. but last week found the recipe from Meathead...
    I had smoked a couple of turkeys before but was skeptical of the drippings (for good southern gravy)
    So I baked a turkey along with smoking and collecting the drippings...
    Well I made the gravy from both drippings and it is pretty darn awesome...
    The smoked turkey was a winner with the family and guests..
    And the 2 turkeys.. well there were lots of leftovers and I will still enjoy some things I set aside like legs and wings. ;-)
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  • EdF
    EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3229
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen
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      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    #2
    Win!

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    • kmhfive
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 2988
      • Northern Illinois
      • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
        Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
        Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
        GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
        Maverick ET-733
        Fireboard
        Home-brewer

      #3
      That’s beautiful. Enter the picture in the contest!

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      • lostclusters
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 355
        • Oceanside, CA
        • Mak 1 Star
          KBQ-C60
          Char-Griller Legacy Charcoal Grill w/Side Firebox
          WSM 22.5"
          ThermoWorks Smoke
          ThermoWorks Thermapen
          Rock's Stoker II wifi
          Flameboss 500

        #4
        Awesome! What was the temp when it came off and how long did it cook?

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        • KBARD
          KBARD commented
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          Thanks ...
          I smoked this in my WSM ... my temp goal was to cook at 325, but for some reason I could not get the temp above about 275 so it took longer... about 4 hrs
          It was very juicy and the drippings made for a very good gravy... comparing it to my traditional from the baked turkey there was very little difference...

        • lostclusters
          lostclusters commented
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          The WSM rocks. I have a KBQ and a WSM 22.5. You can not beat the WSM for convenience. I use a stoker 2 on it.
      • Mudkat
        Club Member
        • Feb 2017
        • 2088
        • At a river near me, MD
        • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
          Weber 22" Kettel
          Weber Smokey Joe (2)
          One Grill 45" Rotisserie
          Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
          Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
          Cast Iron 9" Skillet
          Cast Iron 12" Skillet
          Weber 22 Grill Grates
          Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

        #5
        Great pic and cook! KBARD

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        • jgreen
          Charter Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 2722
          • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
          • Cookers:
            Broil King XL
            Broil King Smoke
            Weber Kettle 26
            Grilla Pellet smoker
            Capital 40 natural gas
            Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

            Thermometer:
            Maverick 733
            Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
            Thermo works DOT (or two)
            Fireboard (probably my favourite)
            Thermworks Smoke (or two)

            Accessories:
            SnS (original, plus and XL)
            DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
            Vortex
            Grillgrates
            and, maybe some other toys as well

          #6
          So good! Dang I want some turkey.

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          • Jerod Broussard
            Moderator
            • Jun 2014
            • 9868
            • East Texas
            • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
              Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
              Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
              Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
              Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
              Weber Smokey Joe Gold
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              Vortex
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              Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
              Thermoworks Timestick
              Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
              B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
              B & B Pellets

            #7
            Awesome turkey!

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            • DWCowles
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 9703
              • Smiths Grove, Ky
              • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

              #8
              Beautiful!

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              • Steve R.
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 2424
                • Elizabethtown, KY
                • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

                #9
                Great looking turkey! And those crispy wings are than bacon. There, I said it.

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                • HawkerXP
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 5948
                  • Virginia
                  • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                    Thermopops
                    Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                    Slo n Sear
                    Cold beer

                  #10
                  Looks great! Congrats!

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