Smoking up some turkey Drumsticks today!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by paaco1981, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. paaco1981

    paaco1981 Newbie

    Doing some turkey in the MES today and thought I would get some advice. My girlfriend wants me to sauce half of them, at what point should that go on? Brined them for about 18 hours in:


    Kosher Salt


    Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning

    Onion Powder

    Garlic Powder

    Rinsed them well then soaked another 30 mins in fresh water while I got the smoker going.

    Sprinkled lightly with Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning before throwing them on.

    I have the temp holding right around 235 right now. Just not sure how close to the end to throw the sauce to them.

    Forgot to snap a pic before I put them in so I snapped one of them laying there looking smoky.

  2. When I sauce ribs or chicken etc I always do it for the last 30 minutes.  Never had a burned sauce issue.  I then serve warmed sauce on the table for those that like more.

  3. paaco1981

    paaco1981 Newbie

    Hey Scott, thanks for the advice. I'll throw it on 30 or 40 mins ahead of time unless I hear something different. Until they get done I'm just gonna sit on the porch with a beer and smell the smoke. Love the smell of smoking meats.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah , Paaco . That's a grand way to spend the day , I like the fussing around I do when I'm Smoking .

    That's nice bunch of Drummies there  , gonna be good when done.

    Have fun and . . .
  5. paaco1981

    paaco1981 Newbie

    They came out delicious, will def be doing these again soon.
  6. Im doing my first smoke in my MES today and I have some drumsticks, thighs and baby backs. How long you cooking for?
  7. paaco1981

    paaco1981 Newbie

    These were in for around 3 hours. Not sure what the internal temp was but they were completely done and very juicy. With drumsticks you can pretty much gauge when they are done by watching for the meat to start pulling back off the bone.
  8. I am trying my Masterbuilt with Drumsticks today and would like to know what temp to set it to and how long. I got 4 lbs.

    I will put the BB sauce on the last 30 mins???

  9. These are Chicken drumsticks, not turkey:)

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