Turkey Price

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dennyman100, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. A new meat store just opened where I am, one of the wholesalers that works with poultry plants such as Jennie O.  They have whole turkeys as well as cuts on sale for what seems to be cheap. Mainly 3 massive turkey legs for 5 bucks.  What do you guys think of that, does it sound like a good deal?  If it is I can see my smoker getting a lot busier in the near future!

    Ivy
     
  2. I just looked up some stats.  Average weight of a turkey leg is 18 oz and right now the national average price per pound is $1.36.  Do some conversions and three legs should be $4.59.  So I would play $0.41 more than average price right now.  Still instead of buying the whole turkey 5 bucks seems to be a good deal.
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is easy, do you like turkey legs? Have you mastered the smoked turkey leg, cured and smoked?

    How can you lose?

    Sounds like a great deal if so.

    I love cured smoked turkey legs, makes me just at really stupid when I get to waving them around. LOL Its food ya can play with!
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That is not bad but stock up next month, Turkey will be Half that price...JJ
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's the funny thing about Turkey . It's the only popular meat for Holidays but stays high all year long and the Season you need them , thier cheap !!!:confused:

    Sure wish Brisket , Skirt , Loin and other Beef would go down during The BBQing season ! :biggrin:
     
  6. well if the legs and thighs stay decent priced all year I would rather buy them then pay for a whole turkey.
     
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know in the South we only see turkey around the holidays. I always put a couple in the freezer. And I never ever see thighs anymore..... I lub dem thighs!
     
  8. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AMEN, brother!
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    And What's Up With That! A perfectly smoked or roasted Breast, 165°, is juicy but there is no better FLAVOR than a Thigh! Legs ar ok but I hate dealing with the Tendons and if to debone for other purposes the yield sucks... They are probably all getting processed into Turkey Ham and Bacon...JJ
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thighs have a single femur bone and no tendons. They are dork, opps I mean "dark" meat.  I fine it has a slightly different taste and texture.

    I like turkey legs which I am getting closer to zeroing in on smoking. To get a good leg its curing with sweet cure, but now most will foil to get tender. I smoked mine low and slow last time and after 7 hours it was just starting to break down, but I still couldn't pull that "Nub" like you could when Pop smoked 'em. I am still learning though.

    You don't know how many times I have had people tell me that they'll eat my breasts because they are always tender and juicy, but they don't eat white meat elsewhere.

    I think maybe I like dark meat because Pop does. Mom and the baby Sis always got the white. wasn't till a few years back that I was informed that they too liked dark meat, they were just more polite. Naaaaa..... not baby sis, not as kids....LOL
     

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