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Offline MPTubbs

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Wild turkeys
« on: January 17, 2010, 08:58:29 AM »
OK you smoke'n guru's put on your thinking caps!

I have 3 turkeys in the freezer and all I keep off the birds are the breast and thighs.

Am lazy so they are skinless. (pull'n feathers sucks)

How would a proud Bradley owner smoke these with lots of juices inside and not make jerky out of them?

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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 09:00:50 AM »
BACON wrapped!!
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 09:06:58 AM »
BACON wrapped!!

OK sounds good!

What do you think about injecting also?
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 09:29:42 AM »
Bacon wrapped sounds perfect!! I would brine the breasts to keep the moisture in there. then maybe make a pastrami type thing out of one. I believe Habs has done some with his pastrami recipe that is on the recipe site. If I remember right he used salt on one and cure on the other and the one with cure tasted more like pastrami.
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 12:28:35 PM »
Maybe Brined AND bacon wrapped.
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 12:29:09 PM »

... and injected with Creole Butter.

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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 01:30:41 PM »
I was thinking Creole Butter to inject.

Didn't even think about bacon wrapped.

Thanks guys.....I will brine for a bit and then inject and wrap.

Smoke for 2 to 3 hours with apple.  I have some pecan....what do most of you use pecan for?

Man....your all not gonna believe this. As I was typing this I hear a crash in the kitchen.....wife just dropped one of my bottles of CT! >:(

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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 01:36:50 PM »
Mike, neighbor, tell me how they turn out.  I didn't get a turkey this year.  Stalked up on a gang of about 40 birds while bowhunting, but never got within good range.  Will try again for Spring Turkey.

Condolences on the bottle of CT.  Haven't used any pecan yet.

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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 01:39:58 PM »
Bacon wrapped sounds perfect!! I would brine the breasts to keep the moisture in there. then maybe make a pastrami type thing out of one. I believe Habs has done some with his pastrami recipe that is on the recipe site. If I remember right he used salt on one and cure on the other and the one with cure tasted more like pastrami.

I have made pastrami out of turkey breast, but I've only posted a thread on this forum. I had plan to experiment with it more and then post it on the recipe site, but never got around to it.

I don't have time to do a search, but the recipes are on this forum. The outcome was alright, but not great.


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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 05:43:09 PM »
I have some pecan....what do most of you use pecan for?

I like pecan on beef, pork and turkey.
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2010, 06:15:59 PM »
I have some pecan....what do most of you use pecan for?

I like pecan on beef, pork and turkey.

OK FLB...pecan it is.

Got a whole box and never tried it.
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2010, 06:39:24 PM »
It's sorta like "hickory lite"
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2010, 11:32:12 PM »
Mesquite-Very strong
Hickory-strong
Oak-strong but not overpowering
Pecan-mild version of Oak
Maple-Mild
Cherry-Mild & fruity
Apple-Mild, fruity with a slight sweetness
Alder-Light with a hint of sweetness
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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2010, 07:42:56 AM »
To me Pecan is a mild version of Hickory.

I use pecan on almost everything but bacon (Hickory) brisket (Oak)

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Re: Wild turkeys
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 07:41:54 AM »
Took these 3



Brined over night, injected and rubbed.



Wrapped in bacon.



I had a bonus in one of the bags.....a grouse breast!
And into the smoker they went.




At what IT should I pull these birds?
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