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First Turkey Breast

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by hhrabovsky21, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Hey Everybody I am really new at this stuff, I did a brisket last weekend that turned out pretty good, but have some questions about turkey breast, I know about brineing, but not sure about anything else, do you do a rub like you do on beef, or do you just throw it in there, any wood better than anyother wood, I dont care for hickory or mesquite, any help would be great.

  2. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Henry I usually rub the turkey breast with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pecan wood is very good with any type of meat.
  3. That sounds realy good right now, cant wait, but I just relized I did'nt ask important questions like How long to cook is it the same as a whole turkey 30-40 min, and what should be the final temp? I just got my tayler therm. today.
    Thanks Henry
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Henry -

    Go here:


    Also check the download secion for times and temperatures. Don't plan on a 30 minute smoke plan on 3 to 4 hours or until the internals temps are up to 170 degrees F.

    Marvin and I use about the same seasoning but I gotta add some cajun spice (I swear I'm hooked on that stuff).

  5. Thanks for the info, sorry I ment to say 30-40 min per pound, so thanks
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    That's okat Henry I just didn't want you to starve!
  7. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Henry I forgot to mention that injecting that breast with creole and butter is also very good.
  8. Hi folks, Boy did I log on at the right time as I am ready to attempt a turkey breast. Here is a the information I need just waiting for me. Thanks to you all.
  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Henry - good luck on your first smoked turkey breast. Don't forget to post some q-vue so we can all salivate over your grub!