Need opinions!!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by kevntri, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. kevntri

    kevntri Fire Starter

    My wife bought a pre-smoked (fully cooked) Butterball to go along with a small Turkey.

    It just needs to be heated up.

    What about.... You guessed it....

    250-275 degress or so in the smoker with some nice hickory??????

    Will it dry out?
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You might lay some bacon slices over it for good measure
  3. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    i'm thinking the smoke won't penetrate much. all you will do is smoke/cook any rub/souce you put on it. I also think you would have to inject some fluids to keep from drying it probably couldn't smoke it for more than an hour.

    just my guess. 
  4. If you use a temp probe on it and cook smoke it to directions it will tast great and be moist.

    I mysesf inject with butter and onion garlic.

    It wont be like a cured turkey if that is what you are aiming for but it will be better then the standard Butter Ball.

  5. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It depends on how 'cooked' it got in the first place, but regardless, you will want to bring it up to eatable temp (above 146°, or as recommended on the packaging) and no more or you will dry it out further; adding more smoke flavor shouldn't hurt it at all; how much more will 'stick' is debatable but it should add to the flavor.  I'm sure it will be a great and happy feast!  Enjoy!
  6. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Be sure to fill your water pan. At least it will make for moist heat.

  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let us know how it turns out!
  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    all good advice the big to lovingly inform your wife you are the smoke king, not Butterball??<grin>
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree with Raptor if you are doing anything but heating it is going to dry out and the bacon will help - I would definitely add a water pan to keep moisture in the box. 

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