Turkey breast for school lunch

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by steve carpenter, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. I've been asked to smoke turkey breasts for 70 kids next month. I've done whole bone-in turkey breast before and I've got a solid cooking plan. My question is I have a 22.5" WSM and two 22.5" kettles. I'm trying to figure out if I can fit 6 whole bone-in turkey breasts in my WSM (3 on each shelf) or would that be overcrowding it and I should do 4 on the WSM and 1 on each kettle. Any suggestions?
  2. Hello Steve.  I don't have a WSM but I am gonna tell you what you are already thinking.  Split the cook.  You are already concerned.  Spread the load.  Relieve the stress.  Just my opinion.  Keep Smokin!

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try to keep to your patience , in fact  , keep this "Matra" in mind . . ".Patience is a Virtue  ,  Patience is a Virtue ,  Patience is a Virtue "

    Later , and . . .
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I can fit two whole 5-6 pound bone in breasts in my mini-WSM. My mind set is to put as much in one smoker as possible so you are only having to worry about one fire. When you get the breasts assuming they are wrapped place them in the smoker and see how they fit. Another option would be to de-bone the breasts. That would gain you some space.

    Definitely probe every breast before serving lots of liability serving school kids.

    Good luck and post some photos of your smoke!

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