Turkey on the GMG

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by finkster, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. finkster

    finkster Newbie

    I'm smoking my 1st turkey which I stated at 9am. Smoker is set to 275 and I'm 2 hrs in and have a internal temperature of 143deg. Any thoughts or suggestions? I dont want a dried out turkey.
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya should be fine, where ya measuring IT ? Safe breast IT is 165* & thigh is 175* !
  3. finkster

    finkster Newbie

    Breast 150 on the prob. So this will only take 4-5hrs to be done looks like we will be eating at halftime of the Ohio state and Michigan game. GO Buckeyes!
  4. h2so4ca

    h2so4ca Meat Mopper

    Not to be super pickey but the USDA say's min safe temp for poultry is 165. There is no distinction between breast and thigh. Most people 

    will take the thigh to 170-175 for color reasons but not for safety. Myself I do 170 in the thigh but as long as you hit the 165 IT your fine. Also 

    165 is allowed with no rest time. Everyone does rest poultry (or should in my opinion) but it is a personal choice :) 
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  5. I follow the GMG recipe for turkey's EXACTLY. Best turkey ever... Some will say it's out of the norm....I say BS. GO DUCKS!
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  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK , I was about to say what a good job you did , but now I must do this ;


    I now you're new , but . . .[​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .

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