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Old 11-01-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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Smoked Turkey Breast

Gonna be smokin' some turkey breasts for Thanksgiving. This will be a first. Any suggestions as to temp, times, preparation? Just trying to get a head start.

Also... anybody smoking turkey legs?
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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Before the end of this month, there will be more threads on turkey than you can shake a stick at.

I think spatcocking is on my list.
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Why just breasts n legs?

Plenty of us have done Turkeys... Check out all the posts by using the search feature up top.
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I come out with a purty good turkey breastes one time. Just soaked in eyetalian dressing overnight...shot it up with FAB C and gave it a rub with Headcountry Regular and stuck it in the heat till it register around 160. Best to buy the turkey legs already smoked.

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Re: Smoked Turkey Breast

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Gonna be smokin' some turkey breasts for Thanksgiving. This will be a first. Any suggestions as to temp, times, preparation? Just trying to get a head start.

Also... anybody smoking turkey legs?
If it's a fresh turkey breast either brine or inject with either a marinade or a brine. If it's a self basting breast you can cook as is or inject with a marinade.

I like to cook my turkeys breasts in the 245ļ-260ļ range until the breast hits 160ļ, tent with foil and then rest for a about an hour before slicing. Smoked turkey is much better the next day after sitting in the fridge overnight.

Legs I cook the same way and pull when they hit 170ļ.

BTW, I'm smoking a fresh turkey breast tomorrow and will be injecting the brine.
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will give all this a good study. I wanted to do the breasts so that I could do several on my smoker. I wanted to have enough for family and friends and thought about throwin some chicken on with it.

I have done whole turkeys, but wanted to cut down on cook time and thought that would be an easy way to do it. Maybe I will do some chicken legs instead of turkey legs if they are too much trouble... for the kids....
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Thanks guys for the welcome back.......got a new job and just been busy lately......I missed you all!

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will give all this a good study. I wanted to do the breasts so that I could do several on my smoker. I wanted to have enough for family and friends and thought about throwin some chicken on with it.

I have done whole turkeys, but wanted to cut down on cook time and thought that would be an easy way to do it. Maybe I will do some chicken legs instead of turkey legs if they are too much trouble... for the kids....
Yeah if you're doing them for the kids, I'd go with chicken legs too.
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Yah... I agree with Larry... The Turkey legs have so many pokey things that appear...they are kinda hard to eat. The kids may not be into that.

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It's about time Wolfey.
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Your calling me a King Turkey? Wait until I get in the BR!
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