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    Apple wood smoked turkey

    I'm doing this bird for a guy at work. He will get 5 vacuum sealed frozen bags (2 bags of breast, 1 bag of thighs, 1 of legs and 1 of wings).

    This is an enhanced Shadybrook Farm Bird, which I use often and are pretty good without brining.

    Royal Oak with 3 chunks of Apple


    Normal set up of 2 firebricks


    Covered with foil


    Put the bird on


    Then lit the WSM with the hose torch. Then left all vents open 100% until the dome temp hit 200º, then shut the bottom three down 75%.


    Didn't touch it again for 6 hours until the breast hit 160º. The weather was perfect, high 50's and no wind!


    Cut up the bird and into the freezer overnight and will be vacuum sealed today.
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    I'm in awe

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    Turkey .... mmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Thats one pretty looking turkey.

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    why is it necessary to cover the fire bricks?
    isn't that dish usually used for water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    why is it necessary to cover the fire bricks?
    isn't that dish usually used for water?
    I put the foil over the firebricks for easy clean up.....once the food is done, let everything cool and remove foil, the cleaning is done.

    Yes, the pan is a 'water' pan, per Weber. With that said, I have not used water in the pan in many many years. Why? Because it does not add moisture to the food whatsoever. What it does is act as a 'heat sink', because the water can only get as high as 212º, then it evaporates. When the water evaporates, there is less of a heat sink, so you temperatures will fluckuate. So, with either firebricks or sand in the pan you have more stable temperature control, because there is no variable due to the evaporating water or cool water.
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    Burp!

    Okay everybody. Let out a good one for concluding turkey day.

    Buuuurrrrp! Brup.
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    Ahhhh!
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