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Old 09-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Smoked turkey breast question

How goes it!

I did a 3 pound breast 2 weeks ago and it came out pretty good cooked to 160 and then wrapped in foil and let it cool for slicing for sandwiches during the week.

I'm doing a 4.4 pounder tomorrow and I want to change it up.

Seems like smoking the whole cooking time provides too strong of a smoke flavor.
(for my wife).....never enough for me........

Should I pre bake in oven and then smoke....... for say 30% total cooking time, or do it in reverse........smoke and then bake until 160.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Smoke first.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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Any Idea on time ratio.....if cooked at 225 for 4 hours..........do an hour on smoke or 1/3 time.
I know it is a matter of preference but I'm wondering if there is a set timeline most people follow
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I'm not sure on that. If there was a set timeline most people follow, I would probably be way off from it. If it were me, and I was looking for a light smoke flavor I would smoke for 2, wrap it with butter and chicken stock till 160. A light flavored fruit wood might help you hit a happy medium between you and your wife's preference.
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Sounds nice.............will do!!
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Can you burn charcoal in your smoker? Use wood then switch to charcoal. If not oven will work for second half of the cook, just don't tell anybody you did it like that!
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I could.....but pre burn might add a very acidic flavor coming off raw coals
I guess I could throw it over to gas............I'll see
Thanks for replies........
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I assume nick means switch to charcoal after you wrap em. no raw coal flavor, just heat.
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I use a WSM so I start with charcoal with wood chunks. When the wood chunks are finished, it finishes with only charcoal.
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Throw down, it's in the oven to finish under wraps







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