turkey legs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by brgbassmaster, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. brgbassmaster

    brgbassmaster Meat Mopper

    Just curious about inserting the maverick into turkey legs. I put them on about 3 hrs ago and it was reading 185 in the leg. but when i cut it open it was still bleeding. Just curious as to how far to put the mav in or why would it be reading so far off. I already checked the probes in boiling water and they were good.
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The probe should be placed in the middle of the thickest part of meat ~ Breast , Thigh , Leg    , etc.     I don't do a lot of Turkey Legs , but when I do I watch for the skin to start pulling up on the bone ; kinda like Ribs.  [​IMG]
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Seems like a turkey leg would be hard to place a probe. It may have been too close to the bone. That would give a higher reading.

  4. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    Poke it all the way in and pull it out slowly. Watch for the coolest reading and go off that!
  5. brgbassmaster

    brgbassmaster Meat Mopper

    i got it figured out i believe i had the probes in to far. once i put them in about an inch i had a good reading. thanks.

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