This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
For a long time, I kept hearing my sister contemplate on whether or not she should buy a smoker. My sister has a family of 6 - 4 kids ranging from 9 years old to 2 years old. That’s a lot of mouths to feed! Like me, she always loves to whip up amazing food for her kids, but often run out of ideas or time because, well, she has 4 kids. Her husband LOVES to grill and BBQ and I kept hearing them discuss whether they should get another grilling appliance because they already have a grill. Obviously they wanted one, so when Home Depot asked me to partner with them on this Holiday Grilling Campaign, I knew the perfect pair to send one to.
The Masterbuilt Bluetooth Electric Smoker arrived at their house shortly before I came back home for Thanksgiving, so we knew that a Smoked Turkey was sure to be made / had for the big dinner. Jason, my brother in law was so excited about making this thing - he had the turkey thawing in the fridge the night before so that it would be ready to put in by 9:00am. Yes, he had a schedule for smoking this Turkey! My sister simply added their favorite BBQ rub from the famous “Salt Lick” in Austin, and into the Electric Smoker it went. I don’t know what kind of smoker they had intended on purchasing before, but they loved the ease and usability of this smoker. All they had to do was preheat the smoker to 275 degrees, and fill the wood chip tank on the side every so often. To add more flavor to their Turkey, they added fresh pressed apple cider to the water pan that sits right under the Turkey, and used hickory wood chips to give it more flavor.
My sister is always somewhat glued to her phone, so she really loved the virtual remote control function through the Masterbuilt App on her phone. She could see the internal temperature of the bird and also check the countdown timer - without having to step foot outside! She was busy making all the side dishes, so this was super convenient.
The Turkey was 20 pounds and took about 5 hours to cook - and I have to be truly honest with you here - it was the best turkey I’ve ever had. I also have to be honest and tell you that i went to 2 thanksgiving dinner that night, and the other turkey was fried. And while that was delicious too, I have to say - for everyone who constantly raves about fried turkey, I think you should try smoked turkey next year. That extra smokey flavor and the juiciness of the meat was incredible! My sister even packed me some extra for the road as we left for LA the next day. Man, I am craving it right now as we speak!
Tis the Season for gifting! I love sharing good food and good tools with friends and family, and glad that I could give my sister and her family this amazing gift (that keeps on giving ;P). Did I also mention that they smoked 2 racks of ribs that day too? They are already planning to make the next batch of brisket in the smoker, and I’m hoping they wait til I’m back home so I can have some too!
If you’re interested in learning more about the Masterbuilt Bluetooth Electric Smoker, you can find it here:
Here are some specs and details that we found especially useful:
The Masterbuilt Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker has made smoking simple and smart.
Digital panel controls on/off, temperature, time and light; monitors internal meat temperature
Handheld device becomes a remote control for the smoker with integrated Bluetooth smart technology
4 chrome-coated smoking racks
Patented side wood chip loading system to add chips without opening the smoker door
Integrated thermostat temperature control for even, consistent smoking
Full viewing window
Rear-mounted handle and wheels
Fully-insulated smoker body
Adjustable air damper for smoke control
Water bowl for adding moisture and flavor
Removable wood chip tray for easy ash removal
For more information - check out the info page here! https://homedepot.sjv.io/YgnLm
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