POLL: Smoked Turkey! To butter or not to butter

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by johngalt, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. BUTTER! BUTTER!! BUTTER!!! Inside and outside the skin

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  2. YES: Butter the skin, herbs are nice too

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  3. Meh... (indifferent)

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  4. NO: Don't butter the skin, not necessary or beneficial

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  5. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? Why waste the butter? or the skin?

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  1. johngalt

    johngalt Newbie

    With Thanksgiving coming up this week, turkey is on everyone's mind. Let's help answer a major question on many people's mind: Buttered skin or Not?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bride butters under the skin.... Compound butter at that... garlic, onion, and what ever else she throws in it... Then salts the bird all over, inside and out.. using 1% Kosher salt... 22# bird.... 100 grams salt... Salt dries the skin so it is crispy...
  3. Never butter the skin. Maybe under the skin or inject some.

    Happy smoken.

  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with the above, compound butter under the skin.  May sound odd but to help crisp the skin I put mayo on it.  It works for me and there is no mayo taste after it cooks.
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Under the skin with a nice Compound Butter . Nothing special , just S/P/O/G/and a bit of Sage.

    Have a great Thanksgiving  , and as always . . .
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like the compound butter under he skin. I also rub some on the outside as it goes in, then in the last hour or so I like to paint it with melted butter 2 or 3 times. I find it really helps it to brown evenly.

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