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Big Poppa
11-22-2012, 08:10 AM
All right audible time....Lets start the contest today and include t day feasts...I think that many will be cooked out or on the road the rest of the weekend

First Place $25. Store Credit to Big Poppa Smokers
Second Place $15 Store Credit to Big Poppa Smokers
Third Place $10 Store Credit to Big Poppa Smokers

$5 for all other entries

It doesnt have to be your Thankgiving dinner....just trying to keep it rollin!

jimsbarbecue
11-22-2012, 09:11 AM
We are going to my nephews home for Thanksgiving. He is a big rib fan , so we bring them along with a cake Patty has made.
Six racks today seasoned with the rubs in the photo and onto the drum set for 200- 225.

http://jimbloomfield.smugmug.com/Cooking/Barbecue/BBQ-cooks/i-zfXtj66/0/L/DSC02395-L.jpg

http://jimbloomfield.smugmug.com/Cooking/Barbecue/BBQ-cooks/i-MTnLQ57/0/L/DSC02399-L.jpg

http://jimbloomfield.smugmug.com/Cooking/Barbecue/BBQ-cooks/i-bV2RTCZ/0/L/DSC02397-L.jpg

http://jimbloomfield.smugmug.com/Cooking/Barbecue/BBQ-cooks/i-kRC5t3X/0/L/IMG_1979-L.jpg

http://jimbloomfield.smugmug.com/Cooking/Barbecue/BBQ-cooks/i-GQNpQXN/0/L/DSC02414-L.jpg

Meat Man
11-22-2012, 09:13 AM
Great idea, I'm in. But I want to see pics of your legendary turkey day cooks : ) ! We are only cooking two birds today, one roasted and one smoked. How many are you doing? Just a few of my favorite things. Ready to rub, love and put on the cooker.
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/Wilsonclanslc/901aa16015d853bf1f23451bbdc437d9.jpg

Big Poppa
11-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Will we just have six...so Im smoking two turkeys wife is oven baking one cause she likes traditional in bird stuffing...Ill start a separate thread for my cook today1

Meat Man
11-22-2012, 12:57 PM
I'm thinking bite tender!

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/Wilsonclanslc/image-11.jpg

Is there such a thing as comp turkey?

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/Wilsonclanslc/image-14.jpg

Meat Man
11-22-2012, 02:52 PM
Wow, I'm in heaven!
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/Wilsonclanslc/image-17.jpg

The kids.
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/Wilsonclanslc/image-19.jpg

The plate.
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/Wilsonclanslc/image-20.jpg

cowdog
11-22-2012, 03:30 PM
Thanksgiving is one of the reasons I got a pellet grill. I have never done a turkey before, ever. So, I went with Meathead's Ultimate Turkey Barbecue Turkey And Turkey On The Grill: The Ultimate Smoked Turkey Recipe (http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/chicken_turkey_duck/ultimate_smoked_turkey.html)

Brined the bird overnight, after about 11 hours of brining I rinsed and put back in the fridge to let the skin dry some. After 2 hours in the fridge I applied the rub and placed on the 2-Star at 325 degrees.

All Prepped and ready to go...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/thc0916/Prepped.jpg

On the Grill...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/thc0916/OnTheSmoker-Grill.jpg

DONE...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/thc0916/DONE1.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/thc0916/DONE2.jpg

Sliced up...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/thc0916/SLICED.jpg

My wife made some bacon wrapped green beans with some brown sugar sprinkled on top...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/thc0916/DeliciousGreenBeans.jpg

All plated with some fantastic mashed potatoes I made...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/thc0916/Plated.jpg

Turkey was very juicy. After 1 hour I removed the foil from the legs and wings, the bird went another 1 hr 45 min, total cooking time of 2hrs 45mins. Didn't get a picture of the stuffing, but it was great as well.

FLBentRider
11-22-2012, 05:42 PM
Thanksgiving rib roast

We had Turkey last weekend at my mothers, so We were not thrilled about more turkey today.

Started with a 11+lb rib roast
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3103.jpg

Inserted garlic slivers, Slathered with Balsamic glaze, rubbed with salt and pepper
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3104.jpg

on the MAK 2 star #106 with BD Wine-soaked Oak pellets
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3105.jpg

Four hours later, IT is 110F - time for some FTC.
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3106.jpg

In the foil was an onion, center hollowed out, stuffed with butter and a bullion cube, and some Everglades Heat.
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3107.jpg

Side dish - Baked corn
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3108.jpg

After an 8 minute blast in a 500F oven, it is ready to carve. IT is 124F
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3110.jpg

Carved
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3111.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3114.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3115.jpg

To be continued

FLBentRider
11-22-2012, 05:43 PM
Plated
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3116.jpg

Dessert - Apple Pie and Pumpkin roll
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3109.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3118.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3120.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3121.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/MAK/DSC_3122.jpg

7sanders
11-22-2012, 08:58 PM
Used our Yoder to smoke up a couple of turkeys for the family (plus a couple more for some friends). Couldn't decide which flavor to go with, so we did half John Henry's Pecan Rub, and half Plowboys Yardbird. Both taste amazingly good!

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/ss525i/BBQ/2012-11-22131326.jpg
http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/ss525i/BBQ/2012-11-20124240.jpg
A shot of the 4 spatchcocked turkeys on the Yoder, smoking with Hickory pellets:
http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/ss525i/BBQ/2012-11-20134754.jpg

continued...

7sanders
11-22-2012, 09:05 PM
fresh off the smoker:
http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/ss525i/BBQ/2012-11-20183118web.jpg
Yardbird side lookin' good:
http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/ss525i/BBQ/2012-11-22130946web.jpg
And the winner of the evening... our smoked turkey was completely finished and the mother in law's 23lb oven roasted turkey was hardly touched.
http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq302/ss525i/BBQ/2012-11-22131101.jpg
Lots of kudos, and even a request for all of the turkey to be smoked next year!

No plate shots, or gigantic spread of food shots as my phone battery was dead before we ate. The menu consisted of: Oven roasted turkey, smoked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans w/smoked bacon (yep, I convinced them to let me add *my* bacon instead of their bacon bits!), pistachio fluff fruit salad, cranberry fruit salad, lettuce salad, rolls, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheese cake, and jello/coolwhip pie. A big menu, for the 35 of us :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Meat Man
11-22-2012, 11:15 PM
Nice cooks guys. Don't these grills do a great job on turkeys.

fishingbouchman
11-23-2012, 10:45 AM
First Turkey on the Mak 1. Sorry for not having the start. Got home from the golf course and was running late. Sliced it up a bit, OK hacked it up, in hopes to cook a bit quicker. All in all it was OK. Defiantly have some adjustments that need to be made. not sure what those are but some.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/fishingbouchman/6738C6EC-99B8-43CC-924C-AED8649FCF5C-559-0000003F844A201C_zps01517971.jpg
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/fishingbouchman/489C0766-9544-430E-A662-BC72A0176DEC-559-0000003F8DEC5615_zps7cb077f9.jpg
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/fishingbouchman/F2420912-A7E7-41B6-A3CB-31C8FFE8D8CC-559-0000003F82AD375C_zps8be4e0ed.jpg
Wife wanted a Chicken also.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/fishingbouchman/E14EF289-DB29-4B06-9755-1E440777494B-559-0000003F8F9EB8C2_zpsc7e865f5.jpg

Wifes favorite part of Turkey Day, sorry BP
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/fishingbouchman/4ECBB635-0386-4D04-9CF3-94BC9AADAFD6-559-0000003F8C598943_zps06d5eb16.jpg

My Favorite part. Corn Bread stuffing. Good stuff right there.
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/fishingbouchman/0863A211-4106-4723-9E38-A684EBA7A9F3-559-0000003F8AB78962_zps59046058.jpg


and some rolls
http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q697/fishingbouchman/F579FDEC-7186-4039-8D6A-B533288A8475-559-0000003F85D76A57_zps21fb1533.jpg

christhered
11-23-2012, 09:29 PM
two traeger turkeys... injected with butterball cajun butter and rubbed with the cajun shake, then stuffed with quartered onions, rosemary, sage, and thyme and cooked at 325 until my igrill phone alarm went off at 165*
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LonFEQ8651U/UK5R-CevI5I/AAAAAAAAAho/Ax8uA9wxHFo/s487/2012-11-22+10.12.53.jpg
the birds about to come off the grill...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kAJ4DnoltM4/UK5k3B5IaCI/AAAAAAAAAiU/1V15jHEf5u8/s487/2012-11-22+11.33.45.jpg

scooter
11-25-2012, 02:35 AM
Smoked rib roast on a drum and BP's smoked jalapeno scalloped taters in a MAK, oh my!

Start with a 7# 3 bone rib roast, season it with garlic olive oil, jalapeno season salt and DSSR. Should make a great tasting crust off a drum cooker with its semi-direct cooking style.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9795.jpg

Throw in some hickory pellets and a chunk of red oak
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9838-1.jpg

Time to get the roast going in the drum so I can get the jalapeno taters put together and into the MAK.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9797.jpg

Jalapeno taters together and into the MAK at 375
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9806.jpg

Rib roast hit 140IT and is done. That's the drum crust I was looking for.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9811.jpg

Jalapeno scalloped taters are also nicely done.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9815.jpg

Nice and brown and cheesy. Pretty! That brown crusty cheese on top and along the edges was amazing.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9817.jpg

The roast is done resting. The push carried the IT from 140 to 148. Beautiful carmelization of the crust.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9825.jpg

Sliced.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9830.jpg

Plated! The meat was smokey, juicy and tender.
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/BBQ/IMG_9834.jpg

Wing Commander
11-25-2012, 07:09 AM
Inspired by Scallywag I cooked cordon bleu from chicken breasts today.

First I brined them for 1 1/2 hours. Here's my brine recipe:

1 l water
4 tbsp salt
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wqnCkzsR5UA/ULIca2KsObI/AAAAAAAAJVA/8gQWfulOgw0/s1600/DSC05644.JPG

Then the breasts were filled with ham and swiss cheese and coated with panko. They were cooked at about 360F in the Louisiana CS450 until an IT of 160F was reached.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cfYCWzfht2I/ULIccHbsMeI/AAAAAAAAJVI/K6QJA5RMCEc/s1600/DSC05646.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IrSE1q5oR7Y/ULIceJbG96I/AAAAAAAAJVQ/fye4hTNluIc/s1600/DSC05647.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Sqkzd7zP4b4/ULIcgNyOmsI/AAAAAAAAJVY/OqB4ny7GoQ0/s1600/DSC05648.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W78usO835WI/ULIchcOG4ZI/AAAAAAAAJVg/dEKgEU0tHaw/s1600/DSC05650.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HWSVAs8bj-M/ULIci_N_zNI/AAAAAAAAJVo/mZGRb2QaHDI/s1600/DSC05653.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gp7VRoV9wYU/ULIckW6AboI/AAAAAAAAJVw/xv6ksT_Q-rA/s1600/DSC05654.JPG

dpom
11-25-2012, 01:03 PM
Great cooks !! I was noticing the form On Jims BBQ ,thinking what a neat form. then after searching under the pork butts section I found the post by Scooter about the program from JB.What a great program thanks for making it available,for free!!!

Scallywag
11-25-2012, 04:52 PM
Spanish style Stew
So I got these together..
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4208.jpg
Rendered the fat out of the bacon

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4209.jpg (http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4209.jpg)
Seasoned the beef
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4210.jpg
Smoke the beef in the bacon fat for 45 mins
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4211.jpg
In the meantime.. sweated some peppers and onions
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4212.jpg

Scallywag
11-25-2012, 04:57 PM
Got some cumin, tyme, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper with a bay leaves.
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4214.jpg
Mixed with some white wine, beef stock, crushed tomato's and tomato paste.
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4217.jpg
2 hours at 325..and ready
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4218.jpg
Plated over some fat egg noodles..
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j463/arenwhite73/Spanish%20Style%20Stew/IMG_4221.jpg
Thanks for looking!

Midnighter
11-25-2012, 05:20 PM
quickie chicken leg quarter dinner


http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s654/bigrio84/08D0C07B-2C7A-45D1-AA99-ED5CEA8EB68E-1010-0000011CD05C4A74_zpsbbfea763.jpg

season with some pecan rub and let sit

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s654/bigrio84/E6A2A7C9-A150-4C92-8B53-28D1C0B922C0-1010-0000011CD435581A_zps6d4e8872.jpg

on the traeger, 350 for 55 minutes , apple pellets

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s654/bigrio84/A972FDC1-913A-4A21-B167-2378D8C5CB65-1010-00000139E2ABF0E0_zps0581bcf4.jpg

ready to go, along with some beans and a veggie medley

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s654/bigrio84/FFFD9174-067A-49B4-919F-9ED28474C285-1010-00000139E791C959_zpsaa6159ee.jpg

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s654/bigrio84/C09C231D-983E-4910-9BE2-CD4A2B58B51E-1010-0000013BD913E339_zps788f3431.jpg

Meat Man
11-25-2012, 06:55 PM
Been having leftover turkey sandwiches since Thursday. This was by far my favorite, toasted brown bread, cheddar cheese, mayo, some of our comp BBQ sauce, and a big ole pile of smoked turkey breast with some BBQ Fritos. Yum!

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/Wilsonclanslc/image-22.jpg

Patrick_CT
11-25-2012, 07:24 PM
We have been away a lot and turkey day is always very traditional at other family members.. has not changed since before I can remember nor are they open for suggestions.. oh well

We needed a break from the turkey stuff so made spicy mini meatloaves. Seasoned with double secret steak, some fire salt chipolte flakes and Garlic Dude Dust then added hot cherry pepper slices on top and then some bacon.

Made a side of beans to go with them. Simple recipe using Bushes as a starting point. Drained off the liquid and added some BBQ sauce, arizona heat mustard and some Texas Rib Candy. Threw in a couple extra pieces of bacon for good measure.

All in the MAK at 275 until the IT of 160 then into the warming box for a little bit to rest.

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z462/pjmrussell/image.jpeg
http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z462/pjmrussell/image-1.jpeg

Plated with some steamed carrots:
http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z462/pjmrussell/photo-1.jpg

We really likes the rib candy in the beans gave it an extra pop that was really nice!

RickB
11-26-2012, 02:43 PM
Boy does Chili have his work cut out for him this week!

Chili Head
11-26-2012, 08:22 PM
Stay tuned! I haven't forgot
To judge! Been a crazy day and I'm at work now. I'll get it done before I go to bed..before you wake up on the morning!

Big Poppa
11-26-2012, 08:37 PM
No worries and thanks Chili!

Chili Head
11-27-2012, 02:41 AM
Dang y'all eat gooood during the holidays!

First off I want to thank you all for playing this week! Especially the newer members! Outstanding job everyone!
The players:
Jimsbarbeque-ribs
Meatman-turkeys
Cowdog-turkey
FLB-rib roast
7sanders-turkey
Fishingbouchman-turkey
Christhered-turkey
Scooter-ribroast
Wing commander-chicken cordon bleu
Scallywag-Spanish style stew
Midnighter-chicken leg quarters
Patrick_ct-mini meat loaves

Tough decisions this week. I saw something from everyone I liked and some ideas I'm going to try!

Third place - Cowdog!
Your brined turkey looked great! Plus you nailed it on the first try..well done!
I liked your bacon wrapped green beans too! I'll be making those soon.
Your plated picture looked great! Very inviting and presented well. Good job!

Second place - FLBENTRIDER!
That rib roast looks awesome! I'm more of a steak guy but I've gotta try the rib roast now.
I like your onion with the bullion cube in the center with butter..I never would have thought of that. I bet it was good!
WOW what a great looking plate with the prime rib,corn,veggies,potatoes and a roll. I'm drool'n!
And you got dessert too! The pumpkin roll and pie woulda sent me into a food coma after eating that meal but it woulda been
Worth it! Very nice indeed!



First place - Meatman
My god man! That dark colored turkey looks award winning! You should frame a picture of that!
I wanna do a Fred Flintstone and pick it up whole and just start taking bites out of it!
Awesome pic of the family! That plate of food..with the turkey,ham,stuffing,potatoes,asparagus,whew..the cranberries,sweet potatoes with marshmallows,and a roll..I'm stuffed just talking about it! A true holiday feast!

Thanks everyone for participating! The more people play the more we learn!

Thanks BP for what you do for us!

FLBentRider
11-27-2012, 04:25 AM
Thanks BP for the contest and Chili for judging.

Congrats to all.

RickB
11-27-2012, 04:29 AM
Congrat's to the winners!

Big Poppa
11-27-2012, 06:06 AM
great job every one!

Patrick_CT
11-27-2012, 06:29 AM
Great job all!

Meat Man
11-27-2012, 07:19 AM
Thank you Chili, thanks BP. Great cooks everyone.

Midnighter
11-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Great cooks, got a lot of ideas from everyone :)

scooter
11-27-2012, 11:14 AM
Congrats Meat Man, FLBR and Cowdog! And a special mention to Cowdog and fishingbouchman for first turkeys on your pellet cookers! And to all who submitted an entry! Yet another strong week of cooks!

Thanks BP for the stage and trophies that make this contest fun!

cowdog
11-27-2012, 05:39 PM
Congrats Meat Man and FLBR. Thank you Chili for judging, and BP for the contest.

Wing Commander
11-27-2012, 10:15 PM
Congrats to the winners!

Thanks to Chili for judging and to BP for the playground.