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Tureky legs for thanksgiving today that I started yesterday

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by uncle_lar, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Since I have to work part of the day and the wife really isnt a turkey fan anyway

    Im doing Turkey Legs

    Just put them in the slaughterhouse brine.

    will do some Q view tomorrow of the progress

    prolly throw some squash in too.

    wife  is making a few sides too

    more to come tomorrow

    stay tuned [​IMG]
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't wait to see those Drummies! I had a friend from Boston (god rest his soul) and he loved the smoked turkey legs, So everytime I see one I think of my ( gone but not forgotten ) Friend![​IMG]
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got me some breasts in the slaughterhouse brine, as well. Tip really created a gem when he shared that with us years ago [​IMG]
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now those legs sound good but I wouldreally like to see them so I'll have to stop back in.
  5. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    ok here's the start

    I got them out of the brine, rinsed and dried, then lightly coated with old bays seasoning

    cut up some greatneck squash and paned it with some apple juice and brown sugar, spinkled with

    a little Buemonde seasoning. going to smoke over apple wood

    will give the squash a touch of smoke and finish in the oven.

    naked out of the brine and patted dry


    gently rubbed




    on the GOSM racks waiting

  6. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    ok here they are just out of the smoker

    little under 3 hours. Ran then smoker about 250 -275 the whole time

    I tented them and put them in my holding oven @150* til dinner time in about an hour

    will try and remember to post plated and cut open

  7. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I forgot to do a plated picture, by the time everyone got here I didnt think of it til we were done eating.

    anyway, the turkey legs turned out perfect. it was the first time I brined them before smoking and I will

    say that time allowing I dont think I will smoke them again without brineing first.

    they were tender and juicy.

    I cant wait to do a whole turkey the same way.

    I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! SUBMIT