Turkey Thighs (brine/smoked/q-view)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by paulmart, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Ive threaded these before, but thought I'd share this again because ive done this a few time since and have yet to have a bad experience

    I love doing turkey thighs because they usually come out very juicy and flavorful, not to mention a more healthy alternative to many of the delicious posts.

    ..oh ya! And CHEAP!! 6 bucks for two large thights that feeds my family of 4!

    Ok ill get to it here

    Brine

    16 cups of water
    1/2 cup of kosher salt
    1/2 cup of brown sugar

    ^^^^that's the base, anything else is whatever I come across in my fridge/pantry/spice drawer that sounds good. Here's what I did

    6 garlic cloves smashed with the flat part of my knife
    Big pinch of minced onion
    Half a lemon chopped
    a few springs of rosemary

    Stirred till soup

    I put the lid on it and set it in the garage. Its fairly cold out there but wont freeze. In the summer I'll toss an ice pack in it

    That's all I have so far. Tomorrow ill smoke them
    I have a basic rub that I make, any suggestions for a turkey rub will be highly considered. Feel free to post yours!
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have been using Jeff's rub as of late.... That looks real good so far, lookin forward to the rest of the Q view !
     
  3. My credit card doesnt work online for reasons unknown. I keep meaning to convince my wife to get it lol
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Watching this one. Where did you find the thighs?
     
  5. Im in Canada. We have a place called "Superstore". Huge meat selection
    Probably doesnt help you down in PA
     
  6. 15 hours later
    our of the brine!

    Rinsed and dried
    now its time for rub

    1/3 cup of brown sugar
    Palm full of rosemary
    palm full of paprika
    palm full of minced onion
    small palm full of garlic powder

    ..no salt..


    Smoking starts in about 4-5 hours;)
     
  7. Oh!
    Almost forgot..
    I put the rub ingredients into a coffee grinder and hit it up till its powder
     

  8. Coals are almost ready
    Turkey is climbing to room temp
    with the water pan I cant get the temp over 230-240 ish

    So now I take the bottom grill, wrap it in tinfoil. Break holes in it untill the temp gets to where I want lol
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is that a WSM?
     
  10. No its the napoleon 3 in 1
    Very similar but about $100 cheaper..in price and quality lol


    So we're off..the heat is still climbing. I want it to hit around 275-300

    Might bust some holes in the tinfoil!
     

  11. Time for a rest while we grill these stuffed mushroom..asparagus soon to follow
     
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  13. Dont worry, my dogs head isnt stuck in the grill
     

  14. Sooo juicy
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin meal. Nice job
     

  16. Thank you c farmer

    Minus the wine, this whole thing was under $14
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks very tasty, great lookin smoke ! Thumbs Up
     
  18. Mmmm Mmm Mmm...Loooking good and cooking good. I would eat that for sure.
     
  19. Wow that all looks beautiful!!! Cheers! - Leah
     
  20. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    I love turkey thighs on the smoker and yours looks great.......

    Brad
     

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