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Whole or Spatchcocked

Poll Results: Whole or Spatchcocked

 
  • 55% (5)
    Whole
  • 44% (4)
    Spatchcocked
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

What's the count on who likes to smoke their turkey whole and spatchcocked.

post #2 of 16
Just for space and time saving considerations , I like to split a turkey and do half on each rack of my WSM . Speeds up the cooking big time. Saves charcoal too. Turkey comes out moist and juicy with great crisp skin.
post #3 of 16

I do both.

Happy smoken.

David

post #4 of 16

I also do both , however , the Spatchcock  finishes sooner...

post #5 of 16

I like to spatchcock myself. I think there is no good reason to keep a bird looking like a bird in the smoker other than for presentation. If it cuts time and fuel. Cooks more evenly. tastes just as good. Why not?

post #6 of 16

I cook the whole bird but mostly because I do not think it will fit in my MES 30".

post #7 of 16
I spatch my birds. I feel that a spatched bird cooks evenly. You also cut down on the cooking time which is nice.

As for presentation a spatched bird gets lots of compliments, but we typically carve the bird prior to putting it on the table so not a big deal in our house.
post #8 of 16
Are there any instructions on how to properly spatch a turkey?
post #9 of 16
I've nevet spatched a bird before...

Butterflied, quartered, or whole. I gotta try a spatch!
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by moses View Post

Are there any instructions on how to properly spatch a turkey?

Here's a good video, I prefer to use a knife and not shears.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/technique/how-spatchcock-chicken
post #11 of 16
Thanks man
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Welshrarebit View Post

I've nevet spatched a bird

Butterflied, quartered, or whole. I gotta try a spatch!

Huli Huli Spatchy on the Mini!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Huli Huli Spatchy on the Mini!

Now that I can get mini pots here I will make one a huli huli pit!

About eight or nine years ago I helped with a huli huli chicken fundraiser here for my daughter's soccer team and we did a ridiculous number of brined, spatched and spogged chickens!
post #14 of 16
If I were to vote, it would be whole. As I have yet to spatch a bird. The link dirtsailor provided is a nice one though. Gonna have to try it.
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Huli Huli Spatchy on the Mini!

I would need something like this...



I went and got another pot and had all the parts in the garage! I still have to attach the lid and cut it out. I'll paint it but I won't be using any stickers for this one.
post #16 of 16
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