Do you put anything in the turkey cavity?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tacosmcgee, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. tacosmcgee

    tacosmcgee Fire Starter

    I have my brine planned but was unsure about whether I should stuff the turkey with fruits or onions when I smoke with applewood

    Plan was to go 250 to 300 depending on my mood to 165 inside the breast and baste with apple juice once in a while.

    Seems like last year I stuck Apple, orange and onion in the cavity, but I've forgotten for sure
  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Onions, apple, and herbs are always good. [​IMG]
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. cuzco

    cuzco Newbie

    How much does stuffing the cavity with citrus (or anything for that matter) increase the cooking time by?
  5. drewed

    drewed Meat Mopper

    Cavity?  What Cavity?   I spatchcock.
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you stuff it with citus the extra cook. Time is minimum ...
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You'll be amazed at what just shaking some salt, pepper, sage, rosemary and thyme in the cavity does. Its not pronounced throughout the meat but the aroma is just makes your mouth water. When you walk in the house and that smell hits, well you'll know its the holidays. The aroma is as important as the visual.

    Good luck and I hope its the best bird ever!

    PS One year I stuffed a turkey with apricots. It was the most outstanding turkey I have had, although it wasn't a holiday bird.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2015

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