So this is my first time smoking a large (22lb turkey) and first time smoking a turkey in my Masterbuilt electric smoker.
I am worried I screwed something up:
I started the turkey at 240 degF at 8am. When I finally opened the door to check on it at12:30pm I saw that most of the skin on it was peeled back from the breasts and the breast meat was starting to separate from the bone. The internal temp was still pretty low (~100deg) but I'm worried I did something wrong to cause the skin to peel away like that. Has anyone else seen anything like this?
The bird was brined for 24 hours in the same buttermilk brine I normally use when I am oven roasting. The skin/meat never behaved that way in the oven though...
Any ideas? Should I just take deep breaths and wait? Transfer it to the oven?
Edit: Already moved it to an oven to get it out of the danger zone as quickly as possible. Juices still run when I jab it with a thermometer and the meat feels moist/tender so I don't think I made turkey jerkey. I'm Just worried about why the skin peeled like that. I can deal with it not being pretty as long as its still edible.
Edited by mjn12 - 11/20/15 at 10:19am