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Wild Turkey breast wrapped in bacon

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by akeisler, May 17, 2019.

  1. akeisler

    akeisler Newbie

    I rubbed two wild turkey breasts and wrapped them in a bacon weave. Gonna smoke them over apple and hickory tomorrow. More pics to come!

    First time I’ve ever smoked wild turkey. Hoping it turns out good!


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  2. mike243

    mike243 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I think your on the right track and hope you have a good therm to use, That might have been a good time to try brining 1 of them, I love to slice them against the grain and flour them with runion mix and fry like chicken, The thighs and legs get made into soup lol will be watching for the finished pictures
  3. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a great start!
  4. zwiller

    zwiller Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great! Good luck. Many guys like to cure wild game and if that sounds interesting check out Pop's brine or some of Bear's therads. I recommend the low salt version if using Pop's. Curing spooked me out when I first started but I am glad I took the time to learn as the results are awesome.
  5. akeisler

    akeisler Newbie

    Fellas, I’m gonna tell ya what...not to toot my own horn, but that may be the best thing I’ve ever smoked. Hot and fast on a Weber Smoky Mountain to a temp of about 163. It was fantastic.

  6. Really? I'm glad for you! I was worried about how it would turn out considering it's wild.
  7. akeisler

    akeisler Newbie

    Man, my mom even loved it, and she “doesn’t eat” wild game. The bacon definitely kept the breast moist. I think hot and fast is the key when smoking poultry. Low and slow dries it out.
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  8. doughboysigep

    doughboysigep Smoke Blower

    I did the same thing with one of my breasts this year and it was phenomenal! Also bacon wrapped the thighs/legs - legs are a lost cause, but there's a little good meat on the thighs (likely won't bother again). Also did the other breast without bacon wrap (brined) and it was excellent as well.
  9. I'm such a moron. I was imagining me doing a bacon weave and I pictured it being a complete mess. One quick utube video later and i'm like oh yea...okay
  10. doughboysigep

    doughboysigep Smoke Blower

    I didn't bother with a weave - just wrapped and a few toothpicks
  11. disco

    disco Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Big like! I want this.