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First Turkey Breast

I am a relative newbie to the BGE (Large).  Going on 2 months now of EGGing and loving it!  Have done numerous Butts, Pork Loins, Hams, Ribs, Tri Tips and Chickens so far, all with great sucess.  Having said that, I received a special request this past weekend from SWMBO, for a Smoked Turkey Breast. Had not done of those on the BGE yet, so read all I could on this forum and went with this: 300 - 325, Indirect, apple juice in a disposable aluminum water pan and apple chunks for smoke.  On the Breast, which was 8.5 lbs, did a 24 hour brine of apple juice, maple syrup, kosher salt and brown sugar, then rinsed, dried and rubbed with a "Simon and Garfunkel" Rub(Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme) about 2 hours prio to cooking.

I anticipated about 30 minutes per pound, so about a 4 hour cook was what I expected.  In the middle of the yard work the Maverick starts beeping at the 2 hour mark!  I was surprised and also concerned that SWMBO was not back from the store with the rest of the turkey fixins yet.  Had no choiced but to FTC it for a couple hours.  I have to say, it was pretty awesome and SWMBO loved it(always good to keep SWMBO happy!!).

I am no expert on this forum yet, but I have learned enough to know that "No pics = no proof".  But, I am still wrestling with posting pics, so if this sucks, I promise to study harder for next time.  Here's a couple pics(I hope!):

 

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Comments

  • Oh that looks so good.  Have done turkey with a few different woods, but not apple.  Gonna have to try it soon.  Thanks for sharing

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    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    FYI: I do turkey cooks at 400 direct and a 13 lb bird is less than 1.5hrs. Yours sounds just right.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 193
    Mickey and SWVABeanCounter - Thanks for the comments! 
  • Seems more like roasting at those temps than smoking. We did a TB last week at 225 and it took about 4 hours and we took it off at 155 deg and wraped it to rest. It was primo.
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    EagleIII - Looks like a cook to be proud of, thanks for posting I bet it was awesome!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • Looks killer! Doing my first tonite, too! Not smoked, more roasted 380F indirect- almost done!
    Lovin' my Large Egg since May 2012 (Richmond, VA) ... and makin' cookbooks at http://familycookbookproject.com
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  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 193

    @Cookbook_Chip - How'd that turkey turn out?  Did you get any pics?

  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 193

    @Aquacop - tks for the comment...it was pretty darn good and SWMBO, who was not completely sold on the BGE till I made the tuekey at her request, is now a convert..woo-whoo!

  • Nice work.  I've done a few of these, and I used an Italian Herb injection on the last one I did this past Thanksgiving.  People are still talking about it, it was so good.  
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 193

    @JohnInCarolina - On the Italian Herb injection...so basil, oregano, oil combination maybe?  Am I close?

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