Turkey Breast and Baby Backs at the same time?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokerjack, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Just curious if anyone has pulled this off successfully?  I've done both separately several with great results.   I'm having a large group of people over so I'd like both to be done around the same time.

    My initial thoughts:

    Doesn't a turkey breast smoke at a higher temp than the ribs?  

    Should I do the turkey breast first, then foil wrap and place in a cooler?

    This is my first post.  Thanks for everyone's ideas.

  2. You can do this, not a problem.  I do it and put the poultry under the other meats.  The turkey will cook fine but the skin probably won't crisp up, you might want to pull it out just a bit early and hit it on the grill or the broiler if you want to crisp it up. I usually just toss the skin so I don't worry about it.  Just watch your internal temps to determine when to pull the meats.  In the picture I did turkey breasts, chicken breasts, brisket and baby backs all at the same time, at the end of the smoke I threw in a rack of ABTs. It was a foodfest!

  3. Frog is right.  Just make sure the IT of your turkey is a minimum of 165*  I personally aim for 175 - 180*. 
  4. I understand the bird below the ribs part.  I like to smoke my ribs at 225 degrees for about 3 hours, then foil them for another 2 hours.  I guess i could just keep the turkey in there, and monitor the temp.
  5. If one thing gets done before the other you could always put it in the oven on warm
  6. Yep [​IMG]Put them all on placing the Turkey under the Ribs . Cook at 225*F to 250*F , the TB will cook decently at a low temp. and if worried about drying out , lay Bacon over the Breast and go about cooking. Everything is better with Bacon [​IMG].

    Watch your temps. and enjoy [​IMG].
  7. Good idea with using the bacon Oldschool
  8. I've cooked turkey breast with other things many times - you will be fine  [​IMG]   I pull mine at 165 though so they don't have any chance to dry out. Make sure you take some pics of your smoke to share  [​IMG]

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