Experimental Atomic Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by shank, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. shank

    shank Newbie

    Hey all, it's a been a year since I have posted here. Glad to be back.

    I am planning a big turkey smoke on the 1st to celebrate the start of College Football (and my wife's b-day but that is purely a secondary consideration only).

    I recently got my hands on 5lbs of cayenne pepper mash (15% salt). My question is that do you think it would be a bad idea to use some of the mash with the standard solution for brining? It seems like a like a good thought, but I am alittle afraid of screwing up a perfectly good turkey if too much penetrates the bird during the brine.

    If anyone has done something similar or might have some tips to prevent the birth of a radioactive turkey please let me know.

  2. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Shank, I think it sounds like a good idea to add some cayenne, but I tend to like things spicy. It gives me an excuse to drink more beer. [​IMG]

    Have you got time between now and then to do a test run and try it?

    Oh, welcome back to the forum. We're glad you're here!

    Boomer Sooner!!!
  3. shank

    shank Newbie

    Thanks Loko, glad to be here again.
    Good idea to do a test run. I believe a small yard bird would be a good test subject. In case anyone want's to know where to get pepper mash I'll provide a link. I bought a big bag of it down at the tabasco plant on Avery Isle several years ago. Unfortunately, they don't sell it anymore over the internet so I had to track down an alternate source.


    Boomer Sooner!
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wb- i'd almost 24 hr rub that in beer & cajun deep fry it... but thats me.
  5. shank

    shank Newbie

    I have been banned by my wife when it comes to deep frying turkeys - let us just say a small fire may have been involved in that decision!! [​IMG] My turkey fryer is now relegated to steaming blue crab and little necks only.
  6. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Man, ya start one little fire and the women folk get all bent outta shape on ya. [​IMG]
  7. shank

    shank Newbie

    Yeah I know - it was a small-er fire!

    Clinton, MO? I was just there on Thursday (albeit breifly). I have been doing an engineering study over at Whiteman AFB since June.

    I had a giant turkey leg special at Bill Sharp's about a month ago - it didn't have any smoke flavor to it at all. But everything else I have ordered there has been pretty good.
  8. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I haven't ate at Sharp's in a looong time. It used to be pretty good. They had/have a hot BBQ sauce that had hot to spare. Good stuff!!!

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