First turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by b-one, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Going to do my first turkey just using a bone in breast. Smoking with hickory and cherry. Dry setup in the WSM hoping for temp of 325-350 can always try lower the next time. Going to stuff some mini sweet peppers with sausage and cheese and wrap with bacon of course SBT I guess.
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's the SBT.
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's the turkey IT 136*
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Turned out tender and juicy with good color but the skin wasn't crisp. Worse results could have happened.
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty turkey! Crispy skin is a tough one. Really need high temp above 325. Getting the skin good and dry before hand helps too. I like to air dry in the fridge for 12 hours. When I don't have the time I will hit the bird with the hair dryer on low right before putting it in the smoker. I use that method all the time with chicken.
     
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I left it in the fridge uncovered about 16 hrs thought it would do the trick think I'll practice more! Got the WSM going over 360* but let the temp come down as the color was looking real good. The next one will try low and slow for some Sammies.
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great !
     

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