Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ps0303, Nov 21, 2014.
What's the count on who likes to smoke their turkey whole and spatchcocked.
Just for space and time saving considerations , I like to split a turkey and do half on each rack of my WSM . Speeds up the cooking big time. Saves charcoal too. Turkey comes out moist and juicy with great crisp skin.
I do both.
I also do both , however , the Spatchcock finishes sooner...
I like to spatchcock myself. I think there is no good reason to keep a bird looking like a bird in the smoker other than for presentation. If it cuts time and fuel. Cooks more evenly. tastes just as good. Why not?
I cook the whole bird but mostly because I do not think it will fit in my MES 30".
I spatch my birds. I feel that a spatched bird cooks evenly. You also cut down on the cooking time which is nice.
As for presentation a spatched bird gets lots of compliments, but we typically carve the bird prior to putting it on the table so not a big deal in our house.
Are there any instructions on how to properly spatch a turkey?
I've nevet spatched a bird before...
Butterflied, quartered, or whole. I gotta try a spatch!
Here's a good video, I prefer to use a knife and not shears.
Huli Huli Spatchy on the Mini!
Now that I can get mini pots here I will make one a huli huli pit!
About eight or nine years ago I helped with a huli huli chicken fundraiser here for my daughter's soccer team and we did a ridiculous number of brined, spatched and spogged chickens!
If I were to vote, it would be whole. As I have yet to spatch a bird. The link dirtsailor provided is a nice one though. Gonna have to try it.
I would need something like this...
I went and got another pot and had all the parts in the garage! I still have to attach the lid and cut it out. I'll paint it but I won't be using any stickers for this one.