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 Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course!

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agnesrob

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Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Thu, 11/26/09 7:44 PM (permalink)
We really had a beautiful day today! It was supposed to be cloudy and drizzling but it was in the 50's and partly sunny.

 

 

 
Dessert was pumpkin & pecan pies and red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
 

 

 
Hope everyone had a great day!
 
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    seatown76

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    Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Thu, 11/26/09 8:31 PM (permalink)
    Holy Moly that looks AWESOME!!!!

    How big of a turkey was it and how long did it take you?
     
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      agnesrob

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      Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Thu, 11/26/09 8:38 PM (permalink)
      It was about 12 pounds and it took about 3 hours. I also used mostly cherywood chips and a handful of mesquite. I was very nervous about doing it. We were surprised at how juicy it was.
      <message edited by agnesrob on Fri, 11/27/09 4:40 AM>
       
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        HDtravlr1

        Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Thu, 11/26/09 8:46 PM (permalink)
        That looks fantastic! Did you add anything to the drip pan for extra moisture?
         
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          Tony White

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          Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Thu, 11/26/09 10:17 PM (permalink)
          The Bird looks GREAT!! At only 3 hours I will be making one for Christmas.
          I would have thought it would have taken 5 hrs to cook.

           
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            agnesrob

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            Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 4:34 AM (permalink)
            HDtravlr1


            That looks fantastic! Did you add anything to the drip pan for extra moisture?


            Yes, I put water in the drip pan.
             
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              agnesrob

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              Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 4:38 AM (permalink)
              Tony White


              The Bird looks GREAT!! At only 3 hours I will be making one for Christmas.
              I would have thought it would have taken 5 hrs to cook.




              That's why I stuck to a smaller bird. Honostly, I didn't know how long it would take. I love my remote thermometer and reccomend getting one, if you don't already have one. We had all the sides done ahead of time, scalloped corn, sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and green beans. What I liked mostly was not having to bake the desserts the night before. Let us know how your Christmas bird turns out.
              <message edited by agnesrob on Fri, 11/27/09 4:41 AM>
               
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                EatingTheRoad

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                Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 7:41 AM (permalink)
                agnesrob, that looks wonderful...as do the desserts I'm all about those red velvet cupcakes. What recipes do you use for them and the frosting?

                What temp do you have the thermo go off at? 160?
                 
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                  agnesrob

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                  Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 8:14 AM (permalink)
                  I set the thermo to go off at 170. Took it off and let stand about 15 minutes.
                  The cupcakes were a new thing for me at Thanksgiving but I can see them becoming a new tradition for our family.

                  RED VELVET CAKE
                   
                  2 1/2 c all purpose flour
                  1 1/2 c sugar
                  1 1/2 c oil
                  1 c buttermilk
                  2 eggs
                  1 tsp vanilla
                  2 tsp cocoa
                  1 tsp salt
                  1 tsp soda
                  1 tsp vinegar
                  1-2oz bottle red food coloring (or 2-1oz bottle)
                  Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350F for about 20 to 25 minute. Makes 18 cupcakes
                  Icing:
                  About 2 cups confectioner's sugar (sifted)
                  ½  stick butter, softened
                  1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
                  1 ½  tsp vanilla
                   
                   Combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Add confectioner’s sugar until you get the taste and texture you want. It may take more or less sugar.
                   

                   
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                    EatingTheRoad

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                    Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 8:22 AM (permalink)
                    Awesome! Thanks for that. Just curious....where's the recipe from?
                     
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                      Tony White

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                      Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 8:53 AM (permalink)
                      agnesrob, I forgot to ask you what type of rub was used.
                       
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                        agnesrob

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                        Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 8:55 AM (permalink)
                        EatingTheRoad


                        Awesome! Thanks for that. Just curious....where's the recipe from?


                        They are both combinations of recipes I found in different places on the web. I rarely follow a recipe exactly.
                         
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                          agnesrob

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                          Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 8:57 AM (permalink)
                          Tony White


                          agnesrob, I forgot to ask you what type of rub was used.


                          No rub. Just olive oil, S&P. I did stuff the cavity with fresh herbs from my garden, onion, celery & carrots. That beautiful color is from the wood smoke.
                           
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                            Cosmos

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                            Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 9:20 AM (permalink)
                            Great looking bird...been a while since I did one on the Weber.. maybe next year.
                             
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                              markolenski

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                              Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 11:36 AM (permalink)
                              It does look perfect. How open were the top and bottom vents and did you have to add more wood during the cooking.
                               
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                                John A

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                                Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 5:07 PM (permalink)
                                Beautiful agnesrob. That cherry wood does a great job on poultry, I like to mix it with some apple as well.
                                 
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                                  joerogo

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                                  Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Fri, 11/27/09 5:28 PM (permalink)
                                  agnesrob, That is one perfect turkey.  This is something I am going to have to try.
                                   
                                  Were you able to go 3 hours on one fill of charcoal?
                                   
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                                    agnesrob

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                                    Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Sat, 11/28/09 8:01 AM (permalink)
                                    markolenski


                                    It does look perfect. How open were the top and bottom vents and did you have to add more wood during the cooking.


                                    Top and bottom vents open. Added a hanful of woodchips every half hour.
                                     
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                                      agnesrob

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                                      Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Sat, 11/28/09 8:03 AM (permalink)
                                      John A


                                      Beautiful agnesrob. That cherry wood does a great job on poultry, I like to mix it with some apple as well.


                                      John, I had actually planned on apple as well. I guess I used it up and didn't realize. I will definately get more.
                                       
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                                        agnesrob

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                                        Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Sat, 11/28/09 8:04 AM (permalink)
                                        joerogo


                                        agnesrob, That is one perfect turkey.  This is something I am going to have to try.
                                         
                                        Were you able to go 3 hours on one fill of charcoal?


                                        Yes, I was. I was prepared to maybe start some more coals but saw that the temp seemed steady enough so I waited it out.
                                         
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                                          ScreamingChicken

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                                          Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Sat, 11/28/09 10:04 AM (permalink)
                                          joerogo


                                          Were you able to go 3 hours on one fill of charcoal?


                                          Joe, you must not be too familiar with Weber products...
                                           
                                          Agnes, that's one terrific turkey!  I agree that cherry adds great color to poultry skin.
                                           
                                          Brad
                                           
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                                            joerogo

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                                            Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Sat, 11/28/09 11:14 AM (permalink)
                                            Brad_Olson


                                            joerogo


                                            Were you able to go 3 hours on one fill of charcoal?


                                            Joe, you must not be too familiar with Weber products...
                                             
                                            Agnes, that's one terrific turkey!  I agree that cherry adds great color to poultry skin.
                                             
                                            Brad

                                             
                                            Speaking of turkeys

                                             
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                                              enginecapt

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                                              Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Sat, 11/28/09 1:50 PM (permalink)
                                              Your pictures should be used as the poster turkey for perfectly cooked birds.
                                               
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                                                mikeam

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                                                Re:Thanksgiving Turkey, on my Weber, of course! Sat, 11/28/09 6:52 PM (permalink)
                                                As a die-hard Weber man all I have to say is.....Beautiful!

                                                 
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