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Doing my first turkey tomorrow on MES?

john3198

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I have been reading through posts on doing a turkey and I have decided to try one at 300F to get decent skin. Problem is that I just realized my MES will only go to 275F. Is that high enough to get good skin? If not, I can use another charcoal smoker where I can get the temp to 300 or higher. What do you all think?
 

Kevin DeShazo

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Every so often brush the skin with olive oil as it cooks, not quite oven crisp but far from rubber either.

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Kevin DeShazo

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Think that was 250 or 275 in my MES. I had a small bowl with olive oil in it and every so often, Id give it a coat of oil
 
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Are you spatchcocking or doing whole? I find 275 spatchcocked gets the skin nice a crispy. For whole turkey's I've never done about 250 but brushed routinely the last couple hours with a butter/herb mixture or olive oil that is seasoned...and still came out crispy. You're gonna love it
 

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I’ve cranked my PB to max and it comes out pretty well. Won’t be rubbery. Can always give it a short high temp finish in the oven.
 

john3198

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Thanks guys. I have spached the bird. Will definitely do an oil/butter mop towards the end
 

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