View Full Version : Deep PitT Turkey

11-21-2010, 05:41 PM
I built a small pit yesterday 27" x20" dia. Anyway have anyone ever done any kind of deep pit cooking, not a lot out there on it. What I need to know is what you wrap it in . Alum foil, burlap, newspaper or what. Actually the way my pit is design you would have to wrap it but I'm afraid If I don't I be digging up a crispy critter. According to the net Ca/ Texas use to be big on this type of cooking BTW do you know how hard it is to find a burlap sack???

Crazy Harry
11-21-2010, 05:48 PM
BTW do you know how hard it is to find a burlap sack???
feed and seed doesn't come in gunny sacks any more. you can find burlap at yardage stores or arts and craft stores.

11-21-2010, 06:05 PM
We used to wrap in burlap, also some folks used banana leaves. Foil will protect it from dirt, but, will not add the moisture needed like wet burlap or leaves.

11-21-2010, 06:12 PM
Does the meat get any smoke flavor when wrap in burlapor cotton cloth???

11-21-2010, 06:15 PM
No, it does not. If you want smoke, a deep pit is probably not the best answer, at least the way I learned to do it.

11-21-2010, 06:21 PM
What I have read it not actually bbq but I have ate beef that was pit cook and it was wonderful. Also thinking about doing a deer ham and see how it turn out after all we are cooking trational turkey and other meat , not depending on the pit meat.

11-21-2010, 06:51 PM
I have had pork, goat and mutton from a pit, I would eat the goat and pork again. I can't quite understand why anyone wants to cook mutton to accentuate the mutton flavor.