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What's your favorite Treager tip?

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Gofirstclass, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    378
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    You brined and injected, nice! How hot did you smoke it, and how long did it take? Their video said 275 for a few hours, I've got a 22lb bird this year, so I'm thinking I should plan on 4-5 hours.
     
  2. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    The Southern Pride in the back is propane, with a wood locker on the Starboard side if it's anything like what I saw today. Many zeros behind that number......
     
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  3. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    I was there until I got flare ups during a smoking event that made my ribs look like chicken thighs seen elsewhere on this thread. Killed em so dead, the bones were falling off the bones.
     
  4. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    I followed this recipe for the brine.
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  5. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    ....and this is my cooking profile. I have the thermometer in the breast.
    As I mentioned I injected it with creole butter then dusted it with Tony Cachere’s . IIRC I used olive oil on the bird as well. upload_2020-11-18_19-25-34.png

    I’m unsure of the time for a 22lb Turkey. I believe I had a 17lb bird. You notice I bumped it up to 350 - that’s so you get a nice crispy skin. Don’t forget you need to let it rest for at least 1/2 hour.
     
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  6. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    378
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    Thanks Ollie!
     
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  7. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Kevin, what's the brine? I am frying 2 and smoking 1. We are having a taste test!
     
  8. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    378
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    I ordered the Bird Bath poultry brine from Meat Church. The rub that they recommended is called Deez Nuts Honey Pecan BBQ rub. Yeah, I know, but they named it. :)

    It's not looking likely to get here in time, but I did happen to find a local source for it too, so I'll have that and Ollie's recipe as backups. Worst case, if it doesn't arrive in time, I can try it for Christmas.

    Kevin
     
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  9. alnav

    alnav Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
    I'm on my second Recteq. My tip:

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    Pink butcher paper with no wax or coating. Use it to wrap any beef or pork smoke when it goes into stall around 165 degrees. IMO, works much better than foil. Bark comes out better and the meat is less likely to dry out. Used to be hard to find but now available on Amazon.
     
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  10. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Indeed Al. Pink butcher paper is a must have....get the 24"

    Kevin - Deez Nuts is fantastic as well. Let us know how it comes out on the Turkey.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2020
  11. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I have a really good recipe for a turkey. The website it's from has gone through some changes and it's not there anymore. I would share it with you guys, I just have to figure out how. It's several pages long.
    It has quite a few steps, and marinades and injections, but it sure is good.
    It's called Roxy's Hurricane Turkey.
    I have it in a word document if anyone wants it. I'm pretty sure I can email it, it's 976kb.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2020
  12. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Big time agree on any type of smoker. Aaron Franklin has been a huge proponent of butcher paper. Can’t argue with his success.

    If you are ever in Austin, TX, visit his place. Make sure you get in line by 7 or so to get in for lunch. It’s that good!
     
  13. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Getting hungry reading this thread. So slightly on and off topic and sorry if it is viewed as a hijack, but I plan to buy a smoker style BBQ for the cottage this spring. What are the pros/cons of Traeger vs other brands. My B.I.L. Has one of the the Bradley electronic smokers and it does a decent job, but not sure of advantages. I would LOVE to have a custom big steel trailer job on wheels like I have seen that some of my US relatives have, but that is not in the cards.
     
  14. alnav

    alnav Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
    Traeger seems to be pretty much the General Motors of the pellet smoker world. Reasonably good quality and price. I went with Recteq, which is considered to be a little bit higher quality (all stainless) but pricey, because they had wifi integration. Traeger and I think all others have that now.
    I found this buyer's guide with looks balanced and also has some buying considerations:
    https://www.smokedbbqsource.com/best-pellet-smokers/
    Their number one is interesting in that it has both a pellet cooking chamber as well as a side grill. Pellet smokers are not great at high-temp cooking so I think most of us probably have two units, the other being a more traditional grill. This unit has both so might serve well at a cottage where I assume you wouldn't necessarily want more than one contraption.
     
  15. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Very helpful. Thanks. I will have a couple of units. My main BBQ is near end of life and I will probably replace with a Weber like I have at home or maybe Napoleon (made in Ontario and their high end ones are not bad). I have a spiedini grill too which are great for small skewers. My smoker is currently a Big Chief, so old school.
     
  16. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    We bought a Green Mountain grill for our work pellet grill. We had a problem with it once it was out of warranty.
    I called them, and they went through some troubleshooting with me. They sent the part that they thought it was, for free. That ended up not being the problem, they then sent me a whole new hopper assembly with controller, for free, outside of the warranty by at least a year. That is some of the best customer service around.
     
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  17. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    We like our GMG. Great quality, great price for wifi. I added a shelf system as well.
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    mmmmmm ...jerky
     
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  18. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Ollie, I like your shelf system. Can you post a few more pics of how those brackets attach to the grill? Also, where did you get the shelves from?
     
  19. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Shelves would be nice for wings.
     
  20. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I made this rack a few years ago. It works well, and I didn't have to modify my grill.
     
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