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Oil or Butter on the skin?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by chef 133, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. chef 133

    chef 133 Newbie

    i hope i can post this question here, it relates to smoking a turkey, haha. what yields a better result, oil or butter? one of my chef instructors told my class about European butter being a much better product than regular butter, so i was thinking i could use that. or should i just use some canola? thanks
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I don't use either. I pat the skin dry season and that is it.
  4. I rub butter mixes with rosemary, garlic and thyme on the inside of the skin on the breast and olive oil mixed with the same herbs on the outside of the skin. A little foil on the tips of the legs and in the smoker it goes on 325°.....
  5. paulanjoe

    paulanjoe Newbie

    Quick question how long do ya reckon my hubby n I should smoke our 21 lb bird (fresh) turkey? It's cold as blue blazes here and only our 2nd together, but I swear he's quite the cook. Any help or tips would be appreciated
  6. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    :hijack:....but prob expect at least 6 hours