My first turkey breast

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tlottman, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Smoked this 8.5 lb turkey breast yesterday. I did not brine it because I thought that it was pre-brined in the package but the wife said it wasn't. Anywho, the wife used a store bought chicken rub and made up a mop: juice and zest of lemon & orange, cornstarch, chicken rub, butter, rosemary & kosher salt--food processed. I smoked it between 250 and 300 for 3.5 hours in a Brinkmann vertical two door model. Used Cowboy lump charcoal with hickory chunks. I also used soaked hickory chips. Let me tell you it turned out awesome. Probably the best tasting turkey I have ever tasted. I wish you could taste it through the pictures.

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  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job. [​IMG] Great color. Glad it turned out well for you.
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like you have a great first turkey smoke, and nice
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  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great tlottman, smoked turkey is my favorite and that looks great to me.
  5. ezmoney

    ezmoney Meat Mopper

    Looks GREAT!! Congrats!
  6. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Looks great. I've done whole chickens, but no whole or turkey breast. I need to put that near the top of the list.
  7. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    good job! if you eat pork, try wrapping it in bacon next time...
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks tasty. Congrats on a successful smoke.
  9. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Loved the color, nice job.
  10. Wow, looks amazing. Another thing on the to do list for sure.

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