Finished the turkey smoke (w/ q-view), but a quick question. Do I carve it now or wait until Thursd

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jmebonner, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. We're traveling about 7 hours to see some friends.  Should I just take this bad boy as is and warm / carve it Thursday, or go ahead and carve it now?

    I used my jalapeno / cajun / butter mix and injected as well as rubbed the bird yesterday afternoon and threw it on the smoker when I got home from work today.  Did one like this a few weeks ago and it turned out excellent!

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  2. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Carve it after reheating. I just finished a pratice smoke and reheat by reheating the whole bird. You may lose moisture by carving now and reheating slices.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm with Teez on this one. I like to reheat the whole bird and then carve. Put it in a pan on a rack and put some liquid in the pan then cover and reheat at around 225.
  4. Thanks fellas!
  5. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Your welcome. Just showing us pics of it being carved is thanks enough.
  6. smokinal

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

    Yep, what they said!

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