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Why is Jameson so smooth? On my 5th or 6th and feeling a little hammered while watching Falcons vs Saints
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Sorry about the confusion but I was unable to get the forum to recognize my post. I had to use Firefox to make this work. Something must be amiss with IE. Here was my original post:I did my first turkey (actually turkey breast) tonight. This was in preparation for a 21 lb. turkey I need to do for next week.Used apple wood for smoke, cooked indirect in rack sitting in drip pan raised (tin foil legs) above the grid. Cooked between 325and 350 degrees. In my opinion I think it turned out pretty good (sorry no pics timing was off and didn't pull it until after 7 PM. Was in a hurry to eat and clean up...maybe next time). My questions is I pulled it when breast reached 160 using Thermapen then wrapped it in foil for maybe 10 min or so...was too hungry to wait any longer. Is the 160 degrees enough to eat or are you pulling it at 160 and resting it until it reaches a higher temp? The reason I ask is the meat was pink in some areas especially the thinner end of the breast near where the thigh would have been. The juice was clear so I am assuming the pink was the smoke ring from the apple wood chunks. I noticed the pink was also around just under the skin but the deep portion of the breast was done for sure. I guess I'm just checking to make sure I did it right and all I need to shoot for is 160 in the breast and 180 in the thigh. I did use the CyberQ WiFi which held temp almost perfectly the entire time. I really didn't even open the lid until temps were around 150 just to double check.The only thing I think I was off on was the timing to reach cooking temp. Started slow so as not to blow past target temp and it took almost 45 min. to reach target temp. I put the bird in anyway starting around 150 degrees as the smoke was going good and I figured if I am cooking to temp anyway it really wouldn't matter. Maybe that is why it added to my time to reach target temp.Open to any comments, ideas, suggestions. Only have another week to get it right but so far not too bad for a beginner.