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Cracked skin on poultry

tbonerick

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I'm going to smoke a 13 pound turkey, but my previous attempts at smoking poultry resulted in the skin cracking and thus shrinking considerably. Any ideas to prevent this?
 

gary s

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Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything  ........  
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daveomak

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rub the hide with compound butter.... that should keep it pliable.... Dave
 

elginplowboy

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Yep, what Dave said before applying seasoning rub it down with butter or extra virgin olive oil. Then rub on spices.
 

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