Turkey Legs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by navyjeremy, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Hey ya'll I am going be smoking some (4) turkey legs for the fourth and I am looking for any pointers that I can get. I have only used the GOSM one time before and that was this past weekend and I now know what I need to do but any pointers would be great....wood, cook time, cook temp, brine, rub any info would be greatly appreciated
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  3. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Here's a brine that I used for turkey legs.
    1 qt. of orange juice, frozen is OK
    1/2 cup kosher salt
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup honey
    2 bay leaves
    heat to 150* to help dissolve sugars
    add cold water to cool
    brine turkey for 12 to 24 hours
    smoke at 350* with a little cherry wood
    foil legs individually at 160*, cook till really tender.
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's a brine an spritz I use, feel free ta use it er modify it ta yer likin:

    Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine

    1 1/2 Gal Water
    1/2 C Salt
    1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    2 tsp Onion Powder
    2 tsp Cajun Spice
    2 tsp Celery seed

    Slaughterhouse Spritz

    8 oz Apple Cider
    6 oz Water
    4 oz Whiskey
    2 oz Cider Vinegar

    The spritz heps keep the meat moist, adds nice sheen an flavor.

    An Ifin ya wanna make the legs extra yummy, mix up a batch a Honey/Butter Glaze.

    It's simple, equal parts a honey an melted butter, brush on them legs right after they come outa the smoker, let sit fer bout 30 minutes, mighty fine vittles!

    Why fore yall only doin 4? Doem by the dozen, they keep real nice in the ice box, excellent snack!

    I brine mine overnight in the ice box, give em a quick rinse an a pat dry, sprinkle some rub on em an in the smoker ta bout 165*. I like hickory fer turkey, but it is a stronger wood, apple, cherry, maple would all be nice to.

    May the smoke gods smile upon yer cooker!

  5. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good luck and don't forget the q-view!! Happy 4th!!
  6. Ok ya'll here is the qview


    not really sure how to upload pics directly to the site so you will have to settle with those. Happy viewing and Happy 4th.

    May all your meat be seasoned well can cooked to perfection
  7. merchguy

    merchguy Fire Starter

    To load it here from photobucket you just need to click and copy the one that has the img tags on it, then paste here. Or you can copy the direct link. Click on the [​IMG] thing above, and the paste the image in the box that pops up. It will then look like this.
  8. merchguy

    merchguy Fire Starter

    Not sure why the first one is not posting right but here it is.

    OK the first one just doesn't want to work right.
  9. thanks merch

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