Down and dirty turkey legs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by lancep, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    So, nothing too special, really just a target of opportunity. I had a three pack of turkey legs and a bag of charcoal I wanted to get rid of. Might as well burn it. Rub was:
    1/2 tbs paprika
    1 tsp table salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1/2 tsp sage
    1/2 tsp rosemary
    1/2 tsp thyme

    Put on a base of olive oil and then the rub. Lit a chimney of coal and dumped it over a chimney of unlit coal in the WSM. This charcoal has the little chunks of "supposed" wood. Which is why I didn't like it. I prefer to have control over the amount of smoke and that kind of coal takes that out of my hands. So, I figured a short smoke would be a good way to get rid of it.
    so turkey goes on. I'm running wide open with an empty water pan at 300.
    Had some hot links from the meat counter at Kroger so I threw them on as well. Pulled it at 50 minutes with IT at 178. Links were 190.
    flavor was great. Meat was juicy and skin was bite thru. Texture was close to an event vendor but the tendons/ligaments were a little tough. Links were good and the missus even ate a whole one. Overall, tasty meal! Hope y'all eat good this weekend.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking meal! Nice smoke!
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thumbs Up! I need to get some turkey drums!
  4. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good looking drums.

  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great Lance. 
  6. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thanks y'all, they were tasty. But now I want some brisket!
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job, Lance!

    Everything looks delicious!

  8. Lance nice smoke. great job

    Danny Lang

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