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Post Sat May 24, 2014 1:57 pm
Askanison medium

Posts: 121
Location: Philadelphia
So here are the results from my other post.
I smoked an 8 pound turkey and made steve's smoked beans on the weber.
took about 4 hours.
The new ECB worked ok.
the mods i made on it was adding a thermometer and drilling holes in the charcoal pan for more air. added a charcoal basket so it can get more air a lose some ash too.
I had to add some lump towards the end. the temp just wasn't getting there.
I kept some notes since this was my first turkey smoke and on new smoker.
See notes and pics below.
It was fantastic by the way.
Will definitely do again.

Smoked Turkey
charcoal: kingsford
wind: light
outside temp: 61 at 8:00 AM
Time Grill Temp Meat Temp Comments
7:50 AM n/a n/a lit charcoal
8:04 AM n/a n/a dumped charcoal
8:15 AM 250 42
9:00 AM 200 71
9:45 AM 200 125
10:30 AM 175 143
10:45 AM 175 145 Dumped ash. Noticed a lot of unlit coals. Smothered? Added unlit lump. Problem much for poultry?
11:00 AM 250 145
11:55 AM 250 164
12:05 PM 250 166 wired thermometer in breast read 166, pen thermometer read 171 further down.

Chargriller Duo w/ SFB
Weber 18.5" Kettle

Post Sun May 25, 2014 9:45 am
d_holck well done
well done

Posts: 851
Location: Illinois
Looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing!
"... mmmmmmm 'bacon'."

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Old classic Weber Kettle

Post Sun May 25, 2014 7:26 pm
scorched_porch User avatar
well done
well done

Posts: 626
Location: Redwood City, California

And a gin and tonic man, I see. Well done sir.
36 Argentine Parrilla
22.5 WSM
Weber Performer

Post Wed May 28, 2014 8:25 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 8648
Location: Stoughton, WI
This may have been your first turkey but it sure looks like you got results that a turkey veteran would be proud of! :thumbup:

Post Wed May 28, 2014 9:28 am
Trollby well done
well done

Posts: 1327
Location: MadCity, WI

Turkey breast are great for grilling, done a few.

I like to buy when on sale

Thanks for sharing

Post Wed May 28, 2014 7:51 pm
Old Smoker well done
well done

Posts: 1271
Location: Charlotte, NC

Now that's got me wanting to do a turkey breast, I have never done one yet.
22.5 WSM - Chargriller
I cook to eat not to compete

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