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2.5 pound split breasts - need help

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by chriss, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. chriss

    chriss Newbie

    I have a couple of split turkey breast from jennieo that are 2-2.5 pounds. I am looking at smoking them but now sure how long. I am guessing they will only take a couple of hours at 250 with my MES. I plan to put a rub and skin and inside skin. No time for a brine. Any tips would help such as

    how long they may take so I can time things

    should I do skin side up or down

    Should I foil at any point

  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cook them to an internal temp of 165° regardless of how long it takes.

    Give yourself 3 hours plus a 1/2 hour rest at 250°, take your internal temp for the first time after 2 hours. YMMV.

    Skin up.

    Cover with foil during the resting stage.
  3. chriss

    chriss Newbie

    I will give that a try. Thanks for the help.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Chriss, hello and welcome welcomr to our world.Cliff has you covered , however , make sure the breast is dry both on and under the skin. A Compound Butter (or oil mixtuer) can be placed munder the skin and help develope the crispyness .

    I would cook as stated and have a Wonderful Holiday and as usual . . .