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Smoked Turkey Video
« on: November 22, 2012, 07:59:52 AM »
Franklin's BBQ had the best brisket I have ever had.

Here is Aaron Franklin showing how to smoke a turkey. The wife watched it, says I need to learn how.  ;D

There are also segments where he does brisket. I must watch those too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zWHOEkBLAg&feature=share
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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 09:34:19 AM »
Great video, thanks for sharing.  Got two turkey breasts going in the smoker.  Been doing smoked turkeys just about every Thanksgiving for the past 10 years (well, if the Colorado weather cooperates).  I always stock up this time of year when turkeys go on sale.  Smoked turkeys are great ways to entertain any time of the year when family and friends are over.
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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 10:17:28 AM »
Me too.  I have a 25 pounder in the smoker as I type.  Love it smoked!

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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 02:07:51 AM »
I smoked a 13 pounder for Thanksgiving - that was the appetizer, served with cranberry bbq sauce.  I also threw on a couple of fatties.  The other 13 pounder went in the oven for dinner.  We have a lot of leftovers :)
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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 02:38:00 AM »
Cranberry BBQ sauce? How's that work? Recipe plz :)
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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 06:54:58 AM »
Cranberry BBQ sauce sound delicious!  My 2 turkeys were just for me, my wife and 3-year-old daughter, so we have a ton of leftovers...yet, that was the point as I think we enjoy all the things you can do w/ the leftovers more than the initial meal itself!
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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 10:59:01 AM »
Man I like that guy! Never had his Que but am will make it up to Austin soon if possible...

Inspired I braved Walmart on Black Friday to pick up a choice-grade packer and some lump. The crowd was just normal thankfully...

Trimmed the 9 lb brisket according to his instruction and have applied the coarse S&P rub. That's the rub I do anyway. Brisket is resting and I'm headed out to the smoker to get it ready. If able there'll be pics in the BBQ thread.
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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 11:11:55 AM »
Man I like that guy! Never had his Que but am will make it up to Austin soon if possible...

Inspired I braved Walmart on Black Friday to pick up a choice-grade packer and some lump. The crowd was just normal thankfully...

Trimmed the 9 lb brisket according to his instruction and have applied the coarse S&P rub. That's the rub I do anyway. Brisket is resting and I'm headed out to the smoker to get it ready. If able there'll be pics in the BBQ thread.
My wife thinks he has some crack as the secret ingredient in the rub.

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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 01:46:13 PM »
Me too.  I have a 25 pounder in the smoker as I type.  Love it smoked!

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I used to do 25# birds like that.  Now I do two 15# ones.  Gets done sooner.



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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 10:22:49 PM »
Cranberry BBQ sauce? How's that work? Recipe plz :)
It's based on a recipe in the Sauces Rubs and Marinades book by Raichlen.  His recipe:

14 oz ketchup
1/4 cider vinegar
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup worcestershire
2 Tbs molasses
1/2 medium onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

He says to simmer it for 15-20 minutes.

Based on the initial flavor, I probably used too much onion - a "medium onion" is pretty vague.  I also thought it did not have enough cranberry flavor, but I had subbed in fresh cranberry sauce instead of that canned jelly crap.  I doctored it up by adding probably a cup total of cranberry sauce and cooking it for more like 45 minutes to cook out some of the onion flavor.  I took a stick blender to it at the end to grind up the whole berries from the sauce and the bits of onion.  It was really good but a bit too tangy, so I added in a couple of Tbs of honey to balance it out.  It got high marks from the neighbors.

I highly recommend that book by the way, as a starting point for bbq mixtures if nothing else.  I use many of the recipes straight, or nearly straight anyway.  I have a hard time not fiddling with things. :)
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Re: Smoked Turkey Video
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 06:40:31 AM »
Cranberry BBQ sauce? How's that work? Recipe plz :)
It's based on a recipe in the Sauces Rubs and Marinades book by Raichlen.  His recipe:

14 oz ketchup
1/4 cider vinegar
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup worcestershire
2 Tbs molasses
1/2 medium onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

He says to simmer it for 15-20 minutes.

Based on the initial flavor, I probably used too much onion - a "medium onion" is pretty vague.  I also thought it did not have enough cranberry flavor, but I had subbed in fresh cranberry sauce instead of that canned jelly crap.  I doctored it up by adding probably a cup total of cranberry sauce and cooking it for more like 45 minutes to cook out some of the onion flavor.  I took a stick blender to it at the end to grind up the whole berries from the sauce and the bits of onion.  It was really good but a bit too tangy, so I added in a couple of Tbs of honey to balance it out.  It got high marks from the neighbors.

I highly recommend that book by the way, as a starting point for bbq mixtures if nothing else.  I use many of the recipes straight, or nearly straight anyway.  I have a hard time not fiddling with things. :)

I will have to share that with Mrs. R. Thanks Tom.
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