First time Turkey drums

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by chiefusn, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. chiefusn

    chiefusn Smoke Blower

    Hey everyone. Well today I decided to try my hand at some turkey legs and well here goes.

    I peeled the skin back and seasoned the meat with my favorite poultry rub and then pulled the skin back over the seasoning.


    After that, I seasoned the outside and placed them back in the fridge while I got the smoker ready and watched some football.


    Once the UDS was going good @ 230°, I placed them on with just a heat deflector underneath. No water pan.


    Here's the final product.


    As for some of the smoke details, well, not sure on how much each leg weighed and I didn't do any brine or overnight stuff as this was kind of a last minute decision. I got the UDS up to 230°F and placed them on. The UDS held between 220° and 240° the entire cook and they took just at 3hrs with an IT of 183° when I pulled them off. I flipped them at the 1.5 hr mark. I used Stubbs hardwood briquettes with apple chunks mixed in the coals and some Jack Daniels chips wrapped in some tinfoil buried in the coals. When I pulled them off, I wrapped them in foil and heavy towels and let them rest for about 45 minutes. I didn't achieve the bite through the skin tenderness but they we still amazing.

    Chad
     
  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are some nice looking legs you've got there.[​IMG]  When I do chicken I Crisp the skin on the grill or under the broiler.  that will help with the bite thru.  You could also just do them at a higher temp.
     

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