Mops or spritzs?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ozark rt, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Do you baste or spray your bird when smoking and what do you use for turkey? Also if I were to wrap and place into the cooler would I spray it like I do a pork butt and brisket?
     
  2. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes I do, I use apple juice with a little apple cider vinegar. And yes, I'd spritz it before I wrap it, just to keep it really moist while the juices redistribute.
     
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You will make the skin soggy, you dirty no skin eater. LOL

    If you are a skin eater (well, crispy skin eater that is) don't spray or wrap when the cooking is done (but do it if you want during the cook). Wrapping (spraying or not) will make the skin soggy. I would tent it at the most and carve after 20 minutes or so. External moisture is the enemy in the crisp skin department
     
  4. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    [​IMG] There it is! Skin is ok on turkey if it's crisp, but I usually don't eat it[​IMG]
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fatback Joe has got the skinny on birds, he's a good man.
     
  6. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My rule is, if it has a rub, I spritz; no rub, I mop. The only exception is on the end of ribs, when I mop on a glaze. But at that point the bark is setup. Since I'm one of those pesky non-skin eaters, I just mop on EVOO on birds.
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't think a mop has to remove rub. Make it a "drip". Besides "Spritz" sounds so...wellll... non-manly.
     
  8. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, I mop with a heavy hand.....and I spritz with bottle that was made for agricultrual chemicals, so I'm pretty secure with my manhood there.[​IMG]
     
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No, if you were secure you would use a dainty pink bottle and not have to go overboard with the one for agricultural chemicals. LOL


    Just good natured harassment here.........no ill intent intended........don't want to get turned in. [​IMG]
     
  10. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You will make the skin soggy, you dirty no skin eater. LOL

    [​IMG] But the meat will be oh so moist, and that's what
    REAL MEN EAT THE MEAT![​IMG]
     
  11. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL Not where I am from. LOL

    Just don't overcook it and it will be moist. LOL You are killing me Jim..........killing me.
     
  12. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Quick question on this, do you have to hold your pinkey out when you eat the skin?[​IMG]

    But seriously, no one in the family eats the skin. So what I usually do is cook it with the skin on, and spritz, then about 30 minutes prior to serving pull 'em and slit the skin and pull to the side, exposing the meat. Then mop with sauce every 10 minutes or so till done.
     
  13. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't even use my hands, just face down on the bird. LOL
     
  14. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    LMAO [​IMG]
     
  15. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Ok thanks guys.................................I think
     
  16. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, sorry to cause the detour on your thread. [​IMG]
     
  17. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yeah sorry. But he ^ started it![​IMG]
     

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