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Unread 12-25-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Thanksgiving Turkey

Ok This is a bit off for today but...

At Thanksgiving I smoke turkey and everytime my skin comes out rubbery. How do you get it to crisp up? I brine it dry it and this year I tried covering it with a cheesecloth soaked in butter. It was yummy as usual but the skin is not crispy. I cook it at about 275 too.

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Gotta get the heat up
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Mayonaise?
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Mayonaise?
What does mayonnaise do?
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Turns the turkey into a great sammie
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Mayonaise?
Smart azz!

Nice turkey. The cheese clothe soaked in butter sounds really good.
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Looks very good.

I am anxiously awaiting Valentine's Day so we can see what you cooked for for Christmas dinner.
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Curious about the Mayo also.
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Looks very good.

I am anxiously awaiting Valentine's Day so we can see what you cooked for for Christmas dinner.
That's funny rite there...
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Looks very good.

I am anxiously awaiting Valentine's Day so we can see what you cooked for for Christmas dinner.
Just joined recently so I couldn't ask before thanksgiving. :-) I'm not cooking today though but we are having roast beast my father-in-law is cooking.

But I'm trying to find out how to get the skin crispy. Love the smoked turkey but just want crispy skin.
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I slip my smoked turkey into my handy dandy Char-Broil Big Easy Infrared Roaster for a couple of minutes to crisp up the skin.
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Guess I need to get a Char-Broil Big Easy Infrared Roaster now.
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What NorCo said get the heat in your cooker up and it'll crisp the skin just fine..........
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Hey guys, think about mayo. It is predominately oil. It does what any fat or oil will do.

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What kind of smoker do you use. I use water smokers and usually the skin turns out tender but not crisp or rubbery. I pull the water bowl for the last hour of the cook or so. Usually I bump up the temp at this time too to 325* or so. Also I use a paper bag to tent with when I rest. This lets a little of the steam escape while not allowing in too much heat to be released.
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Hey guys, think about mayo. It is predominately oil. It does what any fat or oil will do.
Should add an interesting flavor too I would imagine.

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