Saturday, January 4, 2014

Turkey Cook / Davy Crockett Pellet Grill

This cook was done on my Green Mountain Davy Crockett tailgater pellet grill and came out great. I almost always brine my poultry and I wanted to try something new this year without brining and this worked out great. 

After washing and trimming up my 14 pound turkey, I injected it with Scottie’s Creole Butter and then used my no-burn rub on the outside of the bird. 

Scottie’s Creole Butter Injection

1 can of beer
1 pound of butter
1 TBL of your favorite rub
1 TBL paprika
1 TBL freshly ground white pepper
1 TBL sea salt
1 TBL garlic powder
1 TBL onion powder
1 TBL dry mustard
1 TBL freshly and finely ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the beer and spices, mix well, cool off and inject. 

I injected the bird then rubbed it with my no-burn rub the day before the cook. I also stuffed the cavity with some veggies and fruit.

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Ready to go on the cooker.

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Rolled the cooker around to my cooking patio and fired it up using my jump starter for my power. Cold morning at 26 degrees with some frost on the pumpkin. I set the starting temp to 180 degrees to create a little more smoke on the first hour.

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Loaded up the turkey and let is smoke for about an hour then I raised the temp to 325 degrees to finish the cook. This 14 pound turkey almost filled up the whole cooker but I figured I could do some sides along with it using bread pans for my baking. With the turkey on the grill, I just had enough room for one bread pan at a time.

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Later into the cook, I loaded my candied sweet potatoes in my bread pan into the cooker. These will bake about 40-45 minutes and I figured that is about the time the turkey will be done. 

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When the yams and the turkey came off, I tented the turkey and then loaded my cornbread dressing in a bread pan and then some yeast rolls in a pie pan into the cooker.

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These two items just had to be heated up so this didn’t take very long to get them ready.

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The turkey looked pretty good coming off of the cooker. 

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I then prepped the meat for the table.

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I will do this recipe again as it was very good and simple to do.

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  2. So how long do you cook the bird at 325 after the initial hour of smoke time?

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