Turkey Parts, Slaughterhouse Brine - Q-View, Money shot/Bear View added

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by scooper, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    I did not want to deal with the breast going faster than the thigh, so I separated the pieces, leaving the breast on the bone.  I bought extra extremities to test different rubs. 

    Slaughterhouse Brine for 3 days.

    Rubbed wings, one thigh and drum with my go to chicken rub.

    Equal parts Kirkland No Salt Organic Spice Mix and Turbinado Sugar

    Kosher Salt to taste

    Seasoned breast and other thighs and drums with a sugar free poultry spice mix I originally formulated for deep fried turkey.  It also works great on any roasted, baked, or smoked bird.

    Scooper's Poultry Spice:

    Kosher Salt 4 Tblsp
    Granulated Onion 4 Tblsp
    Granulated Garlic 2 Tblsp
    Black Pepper 3 Tblsp
    Dry Mustard 1 Tblsp plus 1 tsp.
    Ground Celery Seed 1 Tblsp plus 1 tsp.
    Ground Thyme 1/2 tsp.
    Ground Bay Leaves 1/2 tsp
    Ground Rosemary 1/2 tsp
    Cayenne 1/2 tsp

    Stuffed the breast under the skin with butter folded with minced fresh rosemary and spice mix.

    MGS, 280 - 290, apple and cherry mix.  Pulled wings at 4.5 hours to finish on the grill.  Cranked smoker up to 315 to finish everything else.



    Cloe up wings:







    Thighs and drums:




    I'm going to dig in now.  Bear view and plate view with all the trimmin's tomorrow!
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! Those wings look like a real treat!
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great color!

    Looks delicious!
  4. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    I love the amount of smoke penetration from all the exposed surface of the thigh meat.  Wow was this turkey moist and delish!



    No flash:



    I could not get a good shot of the breast, but it is very moist due to the under the skin herb butter.


    With Ham and Parmesan stuffing, Texas Kidney beans, green beans and gravy:


    And I have wings to munch on for a couple days too. 

    I highly recommend separating the parts if presentation is not important.  You have much more control over the temps of the breast and thighs.  Plus you get wing ding snacks! 
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome plate!!!

  6. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    BEAUTIFUL job Scooper!  Great Q-view, Tons of money shots![​IMG]
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Everything looks GREAT, Scoop !!!!

    The BearViews are Awesome, and the Plate is Perfect !!!

    I agree---If I ever have to make Turkey, I will break it down too!----My Son does all the Birds around here.

  8. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome plate.

  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks just perfect!

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