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We've been invited to a party tomorrow evening, when asked what we could bring the hostess replied " a smoked turkey would be nice, I'd like to serve it cold as an appetizer in petite finger sandwiches."  So, on the Akorn it will go.  I'll post picks when cooked, so far brined, buttered, and rubbed.  I do have the turkey stand so this one will be standing style instead of spatchcock.  IMG_0342.thumb.JPG.ed91d29c533c4ffd970f03017541851b.JPG

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I did a vertical turkey a few Thanksgivings ago. Very satisfied with the results. looks like you have a good set up. Should come out great. One thing I ran into was the end of my dome thermometer made contact with the turkey. I thought I was going crazy when the temp read 37 degs. Simple fix, pull out the probe, drill a 1/8" hole in a wine cork, and then slip the drilled cork over the probe. Put the shaft through the hole in your dome, with the cork as a spacer behind the guage on the outside of the dome. Doing this will pull the end of the probe back about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4"s and should clear the standing turkey. Happy Cooking. Ps. if you put some thick sliced carrots in the pan during say the last 45 min of the cook, they come out like candy. 

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Well, we are "resting".  Had to take a big risk and leave it unattended this afternoon to help a friend pull his boat out for the winter.  The Akorn did her thing and took care of things in my absence.  We'll try some for dinner tonight and the rest goes to the party tomorrow.  Almost wish I was making another for Christmas this year!  Sorry, photography is not one of my specialities.IMG_0343.thumb.JPG.11a966ab860baff1e92ea103c09fd013.JPG

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On 12/14/2017 at 1:18 PM, BBQ Bob said:

We've been invited to a party tomorrow evening, when asked what we could bring the hostess replied " a smoked turkey would be nice, I'd like to serve it cold as an appetizer in petite finger sandwiches."  So, on the Akorn it will go.  I'll post picks when cooked, so far brined, buttered, and rubbed.  I do have the turkey stand so this one will be standing style instead of spatchcock.  IMG_0342.thumb.JPG.ed91d29c533c4ffd970f03017541851b.JPG

 

Before I started spatchcocking a few years ago, this was my favorite way of smoking a bird. The turkey stand conducted heat into the cavity and greatly aided in even cooking.

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