First time turkey breast questions

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by johnny1, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    I know this has been asked several times..My question is should you place the breast up or down..I do not plan on brining it..My plan is to cover it with B Q Sauce like I did my chicken half's and they came out excellent ..If my wife likes it then it had to be right..And I think I am going to try a higher temp at around 300 instead of 225 to 250....Please feel free to chime in here if you have comments or other advice..Thanks.John[​IMG]
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Stand it on of both worlds. Actully, as far as I have seen, it matters not. Chicken half's what?
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, bump the heat up. Just don't over cook the thing and you will be fine, run the temp over 300 if your cooker will let you.

    Breast up or down...........I always try to turn the breast away from the heat mine the heat is coming from the bottom so breast up for me.
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh......and if you are going to cover it in sauce, I would wait til towards the end if you are going to go high heat or it will probably get too black.
  5. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    If you're not going to brine the bird, you might want to consider injecting it. We did that with a turkey for thanksgiving and got comments about how moist it was. The injected solution was butter, chicken broth and seasonings.
  6. johnny1

    johnny1 Fire Starter

    [​IMG]All when well..Took a little longer I think because it was colder out in the garage today..This meat smokin sure is a lot of fun and tasty as well...
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well if I use my ECB, it is hotter at the top than the bottom, so since breast meat cooks quicker than dark meat, I would do breast down. As you can see it is a personal choice [​IMG]

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