OldSmokey turkey halves cook

Everything Grilled. We LOVE pictures.

Moderator: TBBQF Deputies

User avatar
CaptJack
Outlaw
Posts: 1725
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:26 pm
Location: Houston
Contact:

OldSmokey turkey halves cook

Postby CaptJack » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:16 pm

the turkey halves experimental cook
I picked up an 11.6# turkey
I brineded it overnight, after it thawed out
then I cut it into halves
the purpose of the cook was to cook the halves direct over the charcoal- bone side down, in classic bbq roasting style
I put the two halves on pieces of foil to protect the exposed breast meat
I watched my temp gauge in the OS's lid and at 90'mins I added 1/3 chimney of more charcoal to keep the temp up in the high 300s
I used some cans on my plastic shelf to hold the grill while i poured in the new lit coals
I left the halves on for 2h20m - until the breasts were at 170° and the thighs were around 180°
when i took the halves off I ate the two wings - most excellent- great flavor
then I stripped all the meat off of the bones and bagged them
2 bags of white meat and one bag of dark meat
I'll use the dark meat in a gumbo soup
at the moment all of the bones are in the stock pot cooking down for stock
some of which will be added to the roux for the turkey gumbo soup
it was a great cook for a $10 turkey
Attachments
45685099_10158280215569199_5533074198408200192_n.jpg
OS_0379.jpg
OS_0385.jpg
OS_0386.jpg
OS_0387.jpg
OS_0388.jpg
OS_0390.jpg
OS_0391.jpg
Last edited by CaptJack on Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
22"OldSmokey • 2-burner gasser with GrillGrates • CampChef pellet cooker
User avatar
OldUsedParts
Deputy
Posts: 11839
Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 7:09 pm
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:21 pm

:tup: :salut: :cheers: :texas:
OUP

Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back
User avatar
TwoGuysBBQ
Bandolero
Posts: 746
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:01 am
Location: San Antonio, TX
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:45 pm

Sir Yes Sir :salut: It's Turkey time and you got yours looking right. I'm going to try and get one on the smoker this weekend and i only hope it looks that good when I'm Done.
User avatar
Williep
Outlaw
Posts: 1676
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:57 am
Location: Baytown, TX
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby Williep » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 am

x.png
x.png (5.62 KiB) Viewed 237 times
User avatar
Rambo
Deputy
Posts: 2058
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:39 pm
Location: Lufkin, TEXAS
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby Rambo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:43 am

Tony’s Butter injection is the bomb on turkey
User avatar
CaptJack
Outlaw
Posts: 1725
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:26 pm
Location: Houston
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby CaptJack » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:27 pm

cook postscript >
it was a successful cook...
the idea was to cook a split half turkey like the big chicken bbq cooks for large social gatherings
as i've mentioned, i am not a fan of the spatchcock techique
i think it just makes it too much trouble to handle a strange shaped piece on the grill
i think that chicken cut in half makes a perfect sized piece to grill for a bbq roast
my idea was right, it's just that a split turkey is a big piece of meat to cook on a grill
if i ever did it again i would separate the dark meat leg sections from the breasts and cook it as 4 pieces
the other thing i didn't particularly like was having to lift off the grill to add more charcoal halfway through the cook
i'm spoiled.. i love our flip side hinged grill so we can add briquetes and wood chunks through the cook
i think if i was cooking a turkey on an 18" OldSmokey i would still leave the bird whole and lift it off with tongs to a tray when i needed to add charcoal.
the same if cooking a whole turkey on a 22"OS without the flip side grill.
i still recommend cooking the big bird 2-sided indirect with the flip side grill over the double foil pan technique
with or without a 'V' roasting rack (Y)
Attachments
OST415.jpg
22"OldSmokey • 2-burner gasser with GrillGrates • CampChef pellet cooker
User avatar
OldUsedParts
Deputy
Posts: 11839
Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 7:09 pm
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:20 pm

Sure does look good, Capt'n :tup: :salut: :cheers: :chef: :texas:
OUP

Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back
User avatar
Sailor Kenshin
Chuck Wagon
Posts: 2854
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:58 pm
Location: Eastern seaboard
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:34 am

I'll take those wings! :salut:
Moink!
User avatar
Russ
Chuck Wagon
Posts: 3273
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:31 am
Location: New Zealand
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby Russ » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:48 pm

2 Sammies please?

Russ
4 burner q
Honky hangi
Home smoker.

It costs nothing to be nice. A smile goes a long way.
User avatar
Txdragon
Deputy
Posts: 3966
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 3:13 pm
Location: Forney, TX
Contact:

Re: OldSmokey chicken halves cook

Postby Txdragon » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:47 am

I agree with spatchcocked Turkey being a bit fussy to manage. And it's not much better on an OS smoker; still have to rotate to get some even cooking. I found that whole like yours here, works out well, with the legs facing the heat and breasts away since the legs are a bit more forgiving to higher temps.
(Insert witty signature here)

Return to “Grillin and Chillin”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests