First Turkey Legs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dennyman100, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Today was the first time I have smoked a large(isn) piece of meat. I had some large (~2.5 lbs) turkey legs so I had the wife brine them Thursday night.  I pulled them from the brine Friday night and put some seasoning them.  This morning I took em out of the fridge and put them on the smoker.  I smoked them for 3.5 hours until the temp read 160, then I wrapped them in foil and let them rest in the oven for another hour.  By dinner time the internal temp is 180 and they were delicious.  They were moist, but did not take on a lot of smokey flavor (which could be a good thing).  Ill post pics below for you guys to look at, and if there are any tips please let me know.  Next weekend I am going to try for a pork picnic dependent on the weather.

    Ivy.




     
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice!  I want to try turkey kegs soon.  What did the brine consist of?  The color on the meat seems like it would be smokey tasting.  What kind of wood did you use?

    Mike
     
  3. gravey

    gravey Smoke Blower

    Man those look nice! My goal with turkey legs is to dry brine for a day, then smoke. If they come out tasting like ham, I've done my job!
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job Denny :drool

    The Q-view looked great , had me drooling ! :biggrin:

    You're gonna enjoy your Butt Smoke ! ! !

    Be sure you do a photo journal for us , and how things went , ( and the recipe too , as I see they already got ya on that ):rotflmao:

    Have fun and . . .
     
  5. I have the Butt in the fridge now, will start the brine on Wed night before going to bed.  Friday night/ Sat morning will be a long all nighter as it cooks for halloween!
     

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