Turkey -- spritz or baste

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  1. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    I seem to have conflicting info about a turkey smoke. Some sites say baste with EVOO. Other say to baste with butter. But how often? And is it OK to spritz a turkey with apple juice like I do with a Boston butt? Thanks to all.
  2. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    Hey DougBennett,
    I think it's all a matter of personal preference. When I do chickens I spray with AJ, however, my first whole turkey smoke will be on tuesday and I think I'm gonna baste.
    My chix get sprayed every 30 min and I'll do the same with the turkey[​IMG]
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I sprizt everything with apple juice - even turkeys! If you brine you don't need to baste. Injecting really make the turkey or chicken taste great inside and out.
  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i like to spritz w/ different things but for bird it always contains an oil & done around 300 for the crispy skin- but then there's so many variations to get the crispy skin... just preference- do w3hat you feel is best.
  6. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    ...okay...lemme get this straight...it was said above that if you brine, you shouldn't need to baste....not trying to contradict here, but isn't spritzing/spraying the exact same as basting? No matter which way you do it, (baste/spritz/spray) you're still (re)introducing moisture to the surface of the meat during the smoke...right...[​IMG]

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