Turkey still good??

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by northcoast, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. northcoast

    northcoast Newbie

    I pulled a turkey out to thaw in the fridge on wed planned to have it sun it was all but almost thawed sat afternoon so I gave it a quick cold water bath in the sink less then a hour before putting it in the brine I had chilling in the fridge for a good hour or so..let it stay refrigerated in the brine till early early sun morning.. I was planning to attempt this recipe http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/turkey-brining-and-smoking so I had it air drying in the fridge well next thing ya know I run into a family emergency that had me out of town until today I pulled it out the minute I got home and got it on the cooker at about 3pm it's now 6pm and at almost 150 it was at 35 degrees when I put it on the cooker no foul smells or slime actually quite dry lol.. I know when in doubt throw out but I didn't really see any signs that should cause doubt? Any imput would be appreciated!!
  2. You should be good. But that is just my

    Happy smoken.

  3. northcoast

    northcoast Newbie

    Thanks for the imput I guess worst case I got health insurance!! Haha just wasn't sure cause I generally don't leave anything open air in the fridge
  4. It may end up being the best skin you have ever cooked.

  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was thinking like Mule... if you had no signs of spoilage , it should have been fine. It was at 35*F , so was out of the danger zone, had been brined and you rinsed it well , so ... did you rub oil on it before Smoking? That's the only thing I can think of you may have missed [​IMG]  .      [​IMG]    
  6. northcoast

    northcoast Newbie

    Yup rubbed her down good with evoo and it was excellent even know I brought it up a extra five degrees out of precaution to 170 (more of a piece of mind) skin turned out great turkey was still nice and moist and best of all I'm still alive today haha [​IMG]
  7. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking bird!

    Nicely done,


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