Thoughts on doing two 8-9 lbs turkey breasts for my first tiime?
Edited by BeaverRat - 4/29/15 at 6:20pm
I will make a suggestion, why not go ahead and do something really simple like a chicken for Saturday night after you cure the smoker. Very simple, leave it whole, rub with oil, dust the cavity with salt & pepper. That way you have a non-impotrtant smoke before you try to impress friends and family.
It gives you a chance to feel out your smoker with no pressure. Then the next day you woe 'em with your turkey.
That is my very best suggestion I could offer. Never start off cooking for family and friends.... it leads to looking up the number for pizza hut too many times though no fault of your own.
You should be able to get two bone-in breasts in the MES. Try to get them both on the same rack, it balances out temps better and try to keep them from touching so the smoke can surround the meats.
been there and done that. Bets are all off when you are on the hook.