Another shot at poultry

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by beefy bill, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    Since my last (first) attempt at smoking a turkey was thwarted, I will be doing a 7 pound breast today. No brine, seasoned with SPOG and a basil garlic and sun dried tomato mix I use on chicken (it's great!) Over and under the skin and in the cavity. Gonna slice up an apple and stick it in there. Applewood chips will be used. Fridge dried all night and morning, going into the smoker in a few....Q to follow
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck, what temp are you smoking at.  I always go high on poultry, 325 or so
     
  3. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    I wanna run around 275 until about 140 i.t., then 325 until it hits 160 wrap it it and let it coast..
     
  4. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    My efforts are being thwarted again, it will be delayed, but it will be getting done...
     
  5. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    Here she is at 140 i.t. @275. Goin up to 330...
     
  6. troutter

    troutter Fire Starter

    275-350???  Why are you guys smoking birds so hot???

    Everyone I know, myself included, try to keep the temp between 225-250
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The skin.   All about the crispy skin.
     
  8. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    I'm gonna see if I get good skin and nice meat. If meat is so so, I'll go lower and sacrifice skin...it's my first shot...
     
  9. troutter

    troutter Fire Starter

    lol... I knew I was missing something.  Don't you sacrifice some moisture at these temps?
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope.   Still nice and juicy.
     
  11. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try two Chickens , one at 225*F and one at a higher heat ( 300*F is a good spot..) , and send a reply...[​IMG].
     
  12. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    It is real good...skin not how I like it so next time low n slow...smokey and juicy!
     

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