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Old 12-09-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by HankB View Post
I'm wondering about poultry doneness and some of the signs that can be seen as the bird cooks, particularly with something like a turkey where a little overdone results in a dry breast. Here are the signs I see:
  • Meat pulling back on the drumstick. And like ribs, when the meat pulls back, it is not done but is getting close. I've also noticed that if the birds are cooked low 'n slow there may be no pull back.
  • The drumstick to thigh joint loosens.
  • The thigh to body joint loosens.
  • The upper wing to body joint loosens. At this point, the breast will be dry.

Have any of you noticed this and if so, do you use any of these signs to determine when the bird is done? I'm not really that confident that when I stick a thermometer in the breast or thigh that I'm getting the least done part of the bird. Sometimes when I carve a bird the juices coming out of the area between the thigh and body are a little pink and I'm worried that it is not done enough.
I go by internal temperature. I look for 160-165 in the breast and 170-175 in the thigh. I always probe in the thickest parts of the breast and thigh as well.

What I do notice when the bird is done and I'm carving it up is that the drum stick, thigh bone loosed. The wing is loosened a bit but not as much as the thigh and drumstick.
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