First Turkey Smoke/Juice in Cavity ??

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ktot, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. ktot

    ktot Newbie

    Good morning gents,

    After stalking turkey threads for the past 7 days I was ready to give it a shot. I brined and prepped my turkey this week. (Along with some smoked jalapeno and cream cheese filled meatballs, but thats a different story)

    I have had the bird on for a few hours now, and there is quite a bit of juices/and or moisture built up in the cavity. My concern is that this could potentially be contaminated and not heated properly to kill all bacteria, is this something I should be worried about? Does it need to be drained mid cook? (I have attached a picture below)

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never had that issue. What temp are you running your smoker?
  3. ktot

    ktot Newbie

    it ended up evaporating, but thank you! 

    I was running late and ran it at 300 for the whole smoke

  4. smokinal

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

    No worries at 300 degrees that juice is totally safe.


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