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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2023, 05:56:25 PM »
I know I’m about to open a can of worms, but…I Spatchcock my turkeys now a days. My wife has me smoke a whole chicken Spatchcock style about once a week! They turn out so moist and takes less time in the smoker!! Just use whatever seasoning you prefer, bon appétit.

I would spatchcock every turkey and every chicken if I good get away with it. They cook ans retain smoke so much better then a full bird.
The best turkey I ever did was a brined, 13 lb. spatchcock, smoked for 4 hours then moved to the grill to finish. It turned out amazing.
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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2023, 06:30:11 PM »
I know I’m about to open a can of worms, but…I Spatchcock my turkeys now a days. My wife has me smoke a whole chicken Spatchcock style about once a week! They turn out so moist and takes less time in the smoker!! Just use whatever seasoning you prefer, bon appétit.

I would spatchcock every turkey and every chicken if I good get away with it. They cook ans retain smoke so much better then a full bird.
The best turkey I ever did was a brined, 13 lb. spatchcock, smoked for 4 hours then moved to the grill to finish. It turned out amazing.

That pretty much sums it up in my opinion. Put the syringe away years ago and went with the brines and rubs. Almost impossible to make a bad bird that way.

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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2023, 07:08:11 PM »
I brine for 24 hours in buttermilk with corriander seed, garlic, salt, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and paprika. Then inject with salted butter, vinegar, ground corriander and garlic powder. Spatchcock and smoke until it reaches 170 in the breast. Best recipie I have ever had hands down end of story!
« Last Edit: November 22, 2023, 08:32:20 AM by jbeaumont21 »

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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2023, 07:24:23 PM »
I put a ten pounder in a ham brine this morning that I'll throw on the recteq Thursday morning as kind of a warm-up for the main event.

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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2023, 03:10:21 PM »
I injected it with garlic butter, didn’t turn out bad for a year old freezer turkey. 🤣

The white meat was juicy, and the leg/ thigh were really good.

Next year I’m gonna brine one and smoke it.

It took 7 hours on the smoker started out at 250, turned it down to 200, then 300 to finish it.

Probably should have left it at 250 the whole time, cooking is learning, plus this is the biggest piece of meat I’ve done on the smoker since I bought it.


Overall it was a good experience.
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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2023, 05:47:58 PM »
The one I brined and smoked turned out really good

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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2023, 06:30:52 PM »
We did a 31 pounder, leftover from our last years birds. Brined for 36 hours, then cut in half because it wouldn’t fit in our oven or traeger. Did half in oven, smoked half on traeger. The smoked half was great but the oven half was unreal, super juicy and delicious. Normally I’m not a huge turkey fan but this one was excellent!

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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2023, 06:32:32 PM »
Lots of conversations about brine or injection.

Why or? Do both.

Wet brine overnight.

Dissolve 12 oz kosher salt and 12 oz brown sugar in 2 quarts water over med heat. Add 5 quarts cold water to a gatorade cooler and add salt/sugar water. Add 2 onions, 1 bulb garlic, 2 sprigs rosemary, 5 sprigs thyme and about 10 black pepper corns. Add 2 lbs ice. Place turkey in cooler and brine for 12 hrs.

Let the skin dry for at least 4 hours. Inject with butter and garlic.
Do a quick dry rub.

Then deep fry.

Best turkey ever. Doesn't hurt when you raise your own turkeys either.
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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2023, 06:39:29 PM »
Nice looking birds guys.👍
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Re: Turkey Injecting.
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2023, 03:34:36 PM »
Great looking birds  :tup:

I would do a deep fried just to eat the skin!  :chuckle:
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