Not real interested in making a turkey...just me and the wife and the pooch...she can't eat turkey and I don't want to make her smell that bird cooking and she can't have any of it...so we'll have a frozen dinner and pooch will have some steak.
Special to smoke...maybe some of AJ's 1st blend...a home blend by a friend...it's been aging for 6 years and should be pretty good.
Thankful for my friends here on the Patch...that's all I really need.
Think I'm going to load up the smoker with a couple of turkey legs and wings and let the? Smoke for 10 hours with some apple wood. Then while the cooking is going on I will dig though the stash of tins and see if I have some University Flake or pull out a plug of Jack knife.
I didn't ask for it, but I was gifted a 22 pound bird, bigger than what I like to smoke but when it is free... I will be spending most of the day smoking for a few hours and switching to roasting that bird and quite a bit of southwestern stuffing..cornbread, chayote squash, Hatch chile, Jalapeno, etc....
I will probably be primarily smoking the Sansepolcro from 2016 since I cracked it during the day, but will mix it up as the day goes on.
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Post by Cramptholomew on Nov 22, 2021 11:12:04 GMT -5
I bought a 24.5lb bird for 6 adults and 3 children. Why? BECAUSE. Just to cook a bird beast. I'll send leftovers home with everyone. All the fixins, even succotash. Pies-a-plenty, too. For smokes - probably some kind of GH rope - 2005 Rum Twist, Brown Irish, Bogie, Black Irish, maybe some SG Brown #4 that I've been neglecting (I love the stuff, but don't have a ton cellared, so I'm judicious). Probably some Cuban Mixture in there somewhere. That sh|t is the bees knees.
ETA: oh, and copious amounts of hi-nic snuff. How else will I get through the day?
Thankfully it will be just us this year and we love turkey! I’ve got a Butterball thawing and we’re planning a simple dinner of favorites. I’ll smoke a big pipe watching the parade and I’ve got a cigar in mind for the afternoon while watching the Butterball roast/ smoke in the Weber.