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Thanksgiving Turkey on The Weber With Slow 'N Sear

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  • RAmorris
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 449
    • Winter Haven, Florida
    • Equipment:
      Thermoworks Chef Alarm Food and Smoker Thermometer
      2 Landmann 2 Drawer Vertical Water Smokers
      Backwoods G 2 Party Insulated Vertical Water Smoker
      Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited Edition Offser Smoker
      Weber Spirit E-310 t Three Burner Gas Grill
      Char-broil Classic 4 Burner Gas Grill

    Thanksgiving Turkey on The Weber With Slow 'N Sear

    I monitored cooking and turkey temperatures with the Thermo Works Smoke. The food picture is as follows: stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, Broccoli-Cheese casserole, giblet gravy, Turkey and rolls.


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  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2721
    • 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

    #2
    Yum. Looks perfect.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Birthday Hat Master
      • Sep 2016
      • 9288
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers
        *********************************************

        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
        (Lime Green)
        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



        Thermometers:
        *********************************************
        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
        Orange Thermapen Mk4
        Pink Thermapen Mk4
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
        4 Pro Series cable extensions
        Smoke Gateway

        Accessories:
        *********************************************
        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
        Warming shelf
        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale‚Äč
        Backyard Grill marinade injector
        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
        Bear Paws
        Meat Rakes
        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



        Cookware:
        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

        Cutlery, etc.:
        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
        Crock sticks
        Diamond stones, various
        Lansky Sharpening System

        Tableware
        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

      #3
      Congrats, Beautiful Job, Brother!

      Th Morris Method!

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      • ColonialDawg
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 488
        • Coastal VA

        #4
        Every time I starting getting the MCS itch, I cook something on my 26 inch kettle and am recentered. The kettle is like that 3-star athlete that everyone missed on but then goes on to kill it in college and then gets drafted in the first round of the NFL draft.

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        • FishTalesNC
          FishTalesNC commented
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          Well put!

        • RustyHaines
          RustyHaines commented
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          All the more reason for a 26" Performer, eh?

        • ColonialDawg
          ColonialDawg commented
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          The 26 inch Weber Kettle (paired with SNS) is just an unbeatable combination. I have a family of 6 and it is more than adequate.
      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3299
        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
        • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

        #5
        Nice food spread. Happy thanksgiving.

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        • fzxdoc
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 5076
          • My toys:
            Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
            Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
            Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
            Weber Kettle Premium 22"
            Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
            Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


            Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
            Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
            Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
            Grill Grate for SnS
            Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
            Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
            2 Grill Grate Griddles
            Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

            Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
            Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
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            2 Fireboard Driver Cables
            Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
            Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
            Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
            Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
            Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
            Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
            Thermoworks Timestick Trio
            Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
            Maverick ET 733
            Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

            Grill Pinz
            Vortex (two of them)

            Two Joule Sous Vide devices
            VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
            Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
            Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
            Charcoal Companion TurboQue
            A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

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            Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
            Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
            Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
            Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

          #6
          What a feast! Congrats.

          Kathryn

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          • Black99vette
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 379
            • Aurora, IL

            • Smokers & Grills
              • Weber Original Kettle Premium 26"
              • Weber 22" Performer Deluxe
              • Weber 22"
              • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5
              • Weber Smokey Joe
              • Char-Broil Promo H2O Smoker
              • Cal Flame P Series P4
              • Coleman Road Trip Grill (Tailgating)

              Thermometers
              • No name brand
              • A wireless unit - not sure of the brand

              Accessories
              • Slow 'N Sear
              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan
              • Bar-B-Que PartyQ
              • Weber Rapid-Fire Chimney
              • Smokenator

              Beverages
              • Beer: Sam Adams, Heineken
              • Other: Tequila, Margarita

              Hobbies
              • Grilling / Smoking & Cooking
              • Work Working
              • Home Improvement / DIY

              About Me
              Real Name: Wayne
              Location: Aurora, IL

              Occupation:
              • Software Engineer Manager - Home Automation, Security / Access Control & Video Systems

            #7
            Nice looking bird and spread!

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 12703
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #8
              Well done.

              Comment

              • Hulagn1971
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 1017
                • NC, The Triad
                • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

                #9
                Yum.

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                • MarkN
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2019
                  • 48
                  • Northern Indiana

                  #10
                  Looking ahead to Thanksgiving 2019, I have been searching the free site and Pitmaster Club for smoked turkey with a Weber Grill and Slow'N'Sear. It seems to be hinted at that one could smoke on the lower level (without the top grate) and therefore fit in a whole turkey instead of the spatchcocked version. This would be sweet, but I don't really see a way to catch the drippings without rigging something up.

                  Since I'm thinking the answer will be "forget about it!", I figured I would check here first before starting a thread that results in the same answer. Thoughts?

                  I'm fine with spatchcocking if that is the best way to go.

                  Comment


                  • texastweeter
                    texastweeter commented
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                    cooks much more evenly that way.

                  • mountainsmoker
                    mountainsmoker commented
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                    MarkN you can do up to about a 20lb turkey on the upper grill. I routinely do a 16-17lb one, which will feed 6-8. At 300 degrees it is done in about 3.5-4 hours . I use cherry wood which gives a sweet flavor to the meat.
                • ofelles
                  Club Member
                  • Jun 2018
                  • 2009
                  • Brentwood CA
                  • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                    Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
                    LSG Insulated Cabinet
                    Jumbo Joe
                    VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                    FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
                    Thermoworks Signal
                    Thermoworks Dot
                    Thermopen Mk4

                  #11
                  @MarkN I spatchcocked mine last year and it turned out wonderful. Hardly had any leftovers damn it. Of course family members kept stuffing some in baggie when I wasn't looking.

                  Brined 1 hour per pound. Rubbed with seasoning. Into YS640 @275F. Basted with butter. Rested and ate with a cranberry & spice sauce with all the usual stuff.

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                  • mountainsmoker
                    mountainsmoker commented
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                    ofelles don't brine a turkey unless it is a fresh one. 99% of grocery store turkeys are already injected with a solution up to 10-15%. Found this out a few years ago from another source when my turkeys were tasting over salted.

                    I now make a Simon & Garfunkle rub with butter and spread it under the skin of the breast, thighs, legs and rub the interior with it. This leaves the skin nice and crispy smoked at 300 degrees.

                  • ofelles
                    ofelles commented
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                    mountainsmoker I get a Willy Bird it's fresh frozen local so not a problem. Thanks
                • MarkN
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2019
                  • 48
                  • Northern Indiana

                  #12
                  Did a practice run with a chicken. Oh, yeah. This is the way to go for Thanksgiving (but with a turkey).
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