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Smoking Turkey Times and Temps

Smoking Turkey Times and Temps

For Great Tasting Thanksgiving Turkey Every Time! We've had a few requests for Turkey Smoking Instructions on our MeatSmoking Facebook Page. So we figured we'd share our "secret" recipe... :) For starters, we're big fans of brining foul. Brining will plump up the bird and give it some base flavor. There are all kinds of brining recipes, but here's how we do it. We line a 5 gallon Home Depot bucket with a large plastic garbage bag. We then combine 1 gallon of refrigerated bottled water, and 1 gallon of refrigerated apple juice (fresh pressed preferred) and 1 to 1.5 cups of Kosher salt. (1. DO NOT BRINE DIRECTLY IN A METAL CONTAINER AS THE SALT CAN REACT WITH CERTAIN METALS AND YOUR BIRD CAN TASTE FUNKY! 2) Refrigerated liquids will help keep the bird out of the danger zone … [Read more...]

Smoking Butts and Ribs

Smoking Butts and Ribs

Gully Johnson just asked me for some feedback on Facebook.  He wanted to know how I do butts and ribs. Maybe you'll want to try it too... Feedback is also welcome - variations too. We're all learning and experimenting to turn cheap meat into something glorious! Here's what I wrote him: Gully... If you want "Easy & Good" here's one way I do it... For both the Pork Butt and the Ribs about 24 hours before I cook them. The super simple rub I use is 1 cup of Lawry's Seasoning Salt and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar. You can add few table spoons of paprika for color if you want. Put the rub on and then toss them into the fridge covering with foil. A typical butt will smoke 10-14 hours depending on the weight. So you'll probably put the rub on before you go to bed. The next morning, … [Read more...]

Meat Smoking Calculator

Below you'll find the Meat Smoking Calculator. Simply select the type of meat you want to smoke, enter the weight and tell it when you want to serve your guests and the meat smoking calculator will does the rest and tell you your Meat Smoking Times. You can play with injection, rest and rub times, or you might just choose to keep it simple. Happy Smoking! 1) Start Here! * Change your skill level to "Advanced" and you can play with all the variables! 2) Please Tell Your Friends! READ IF INTERESTED: This tool is a work in progress. The calculations, cook time estimates, meat doneness temperatures and other ingredients used are based on those suggested in 9 out of 10 BBQ books/guides, friends, personal recommendations from competition pros like Harry Soo at Slap Yo' … [Read more...]