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I have to post this. I love turkey. For a few years I tried the deep fried turkey and it turned out ok and I was glad to have the oven free. Then something changed. I checked my thermometer, I lowered my time, I tried different brands of oil and turkeys and they just turned out cruddy. One of my employees bought an Orion 101 cooker and I was intrigued. For $140 I bought one. It is essentially a charcoal fired outdoor convection oven. The food chamber never has combustion in it so there isn't anything odd to the flavor from charcoal or lighter Fluid. I add wood chips inside of the chamber so the turkey is smoked. The turkey also drips into a tray inside and the drippings steam back up to the meat. I do however have a problem. The birds come out so juicy that sometimes I've ripped the back right away from the turkey just lifting the darn bird out of the Orion. Unfortunately I was busy and I didn't take pictures of this year's turkeys so I will show you some previous. One of the best things about cooking a turkey this way is it is 5 minutes plus 7 minutes per pound and the time starts from the second you light it. A simple example, a 10 pound turkey would be 75 minutes. That is correct, an hour and 15 minutes!

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Love the tan lines lol :P

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Funny... Lol now I want turkey salad thanks, ????

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Looks good! We've been smoking ours the past couple of years, since we obtained a smoker big enough to handle one. Everyone loves it.

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The last couple years I have been putting our turkey in a smoker, with apple or hickory chips.

Moist and very tasty, I will not do oven turkey again

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They look real good but...I don't care for smoked meats. My hubby just bought him a gas smoker and my daughter and him are experimenting with different meats. Not me tho. Since my RNY I have a very hard time with meat. I MISS MY STEAK so bad!!

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Tan lines on a perfectly crispy turkey skin? That is the work of a true "master baster". :)

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Peach wood this year. post-295919-14803804194643_thumb.jpg

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They look real good but...I don't care for smoked meats. My hubby just bought him a gas smoker and my daughter and him are experimenting with different meats. Not me tho. Since my RNY I have a very hard time with meat. I MISS MY STEAK so bad!!

That is the beauty of the Orion, you don't have to use the wood and it will still cook beautifully.

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Tan lines on a perfectly crispy turkey skin? That is the work of a true "master baster". :)

My wife says that it is because of my highly developed skills that has come from many hours of practice on her!

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Tan lines on a perfectly crispy turkey skin? That is the work of a true "master baster". :)

My wife says that it is because of my highly developed skills that has come from many hours of practice on her!

You mean you rub oil on her and tie her legs together too? :)

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I get a perfect turkey every time, too...

Every time I go to the market and buy a rotisserie turkey breast, hot and juicy, for only $5.99. Perfectly cooked, no clean up and cheaper than a raw turkey.

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Tan lines on a perfectly crispy turkey skin? That is the work of a true "master baster". :)

My wife says that it is because of my highly developed skills that has come from many hours of practice on her!

You mean you rub oil on her and tie her legs together too? :)

Actually, yes! A motel room, massage oil, drapery cord (it's soft) and a tarp makes for a great time!

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Tan lines on a perfectly crispy turkey skin? That is the work of a true "master baster". :)

My wife says that it is because of my highly developed skills that has come from many hours of practice on her!

You mean you rub oil on her and tie her legs together too? :)

Actually, yes! A motel room, massage oil, drapery cord (it's soft) and a tarp makes for a great time!

I am so thankful for your wife's sake that it does not include stuffing (the bread kind; be nice with your reply).

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