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srockrae 11-22-2012 12:17 PM

Turkey Cooking Unevenly (Help!!!)
 
I am smoking a 17 lb turkey on a Primo (similar to Green Egg). I spatchcocked it and chilled the breast with ice before putting it on my smoker. I have three temperature probes in now and they are reading as follows 1) Thigh leftis 140 degrees 2) Thigh Right is 156 2) Breast is 110 degrees. I am concerned that at the rate the bird is cooking that the thighs will be done at 165-170 but the breast will not be in the safe range. I just rotated it on the smoker 180 degrees. Any ideas? Would covering the top of the turkey with tin foil increase the heat at the breast to a higher temp? What is a safe temp if the thighs are done?

PatioDaddio 11-22-2012 12:23 PM

I'd let it ride and I think you'll be fine. The dark meat is fine even at 180*.

John

gtr 11-22-2012 12:30 PM

^^^what PD says - always! :thumb:

PatioDaddio 11-22-2012 12:36 PM

Oh, and pull it off when the breast is 160* and the thigh is at least 160*.

John

TurkeyLeg 11-22-2012 12:47 PM

Not to hijack, but after you pull it how long do you let it rest?

PatioDaddio 11-22-2012 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurkeyLeg (Post 2278419)
Not to hijack, but after you pull it how long do you let it rest?

30 minutes, loosely tented with foil. If it's a small bird, 20 minutes should be long enough.

John

srockrae 11-22-2012 01:44 PM

Talked to Butterball people. They said the breast would catch up with the Thighs. They were right, what do you know. Final Pull temps. Breast 160 degrees, Thighs 168 degrees.

PatioDaddio 11-22-2012 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srockrae (Post 2278447)
Talked to Butterball people. They said the breast would catch up with the Thighs. They were right, what do you know. Final Pull temps. Breast 160 degrees, Thighs 168 degrees.

Perfect! I'm glad that the turkey chicks could give you proper guidance. ;-)

John

srockrae 11-22-2012 01:54 PM

Thanks to you too for the ranges with the dark meat being OK at higher temp. Kept me from panicing.


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