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Breast up or Breast down?

post #1 of 9
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I have always smoked my turkeys breast up. But I read a few comments about smoking breast down. My concern is since I smoke my turkeys in a pan that the breast won't get smoked. What are your thoughts???

post #2 of 9

I always smoke breast up

post #3 of 9

For me breast up then I crank up the fire at the end and flip to crisp up the skin. the dog likes the skin crispy. Then again, I almost always spatchcock turkeys. 

post #4 of 9

I am a breast up guy :)

post #5 of 9

Breast up for me...never done it the other way.



post #6 of 9

Don't know if it makes any difference either way, but I dont use a pan and start breast down on turkey and chicken, and then turn over about half way.

post #7 of 9

Another trick many people use as well as i have, before is to pull the turkey out of the fridge 30 mins prior to putting in the smoker and put a ziplock bag of ice on the breast to keep it slightly cooler so it'll good slower

post #8 of 9

Up or down?




Even sideways?


Have to think about that?


Think I like them either or any way?


Good luck and good smoking.

post #9 of 9

Breast up all the way..................thumb1%20copy.gif

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