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Offline C-Money

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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2017, 07:51:01 AM »
Smoked a turkey. Was a tad dry, has excellent flavor. Dont notice its a little dry with gravy. Was on a fire, and that prevented me from pulling the bird on time...First pic is 4 hours in, second pic is finished.
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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2017, 04:41:45 PM »
That looks great C-Money great color. Did you brine?
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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2017, 08:37:08 AM »
Smoked a turkey. Was a tad dry, has excellent flavor. Dont notice its a little dry with gravy. Was on a fire, and that prevented me from pulling the bird on time...First pic is 4 hours in, second pic is finished.

Brine well will help eliminate the dryness, but I prefer to inject throughout the process. The only issue with injecting is that it takes a few minutes each time you open the smoker door; hence you lose a lot of your heat and it can take awhile for your unit to heat back up to the correct temperature (pending the type of unit your using).

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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2017, 11:06:57 AM »
We did not brine or inject, just tossed it in. Rubbed some butter on it once in a while. Need to try one of those suggestions next time. Loving the turkey sandwiches!!
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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2017, 02:59:00 PM »
I brine my birds, after smoke, I then put them on the hot grill or in the oven for the last 15 - 20 minutes to crisp up the skin.
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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2017, 09:37:21 AM »
These seem cheap. Are they worth it for a beginner?

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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2017, 03:06:48 PM »
If you were closer I would sell you mine for $50.  It is what I started with, they can put out good smoke.  They can be tempermental in getting temp where you want it, least mine was.  That said I ran mine a year, and made some great food.

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Re: What smoker should I get?
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2017, 03:25:19 PM »
These seem cheap. Are they worth it for a beginner?

Thats what I use. Works really good for me. Propane lasts a long time. Have made some excellent meals on ours!!
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