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  • Rjbachtold
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 133
    • La Monte, MO

    First Spatchcock

    So my wife wanted another “Thanksgiving dinner.” It was heresy not having a turkey for the Christmas dinner so she wanted to recreate that last night. I wanted to try spatchcocking the Turkey. It ended up being a 3 hour cook on a 12lb bird but part of it I think was I didn’t have my egg temp high enough.

    injected with melted butter. I didn’t spatchcock before injecting because my poultry shears from Amazon arrived later in the day. They were a big help btw. rubbed with the Gospel from meat church.
    Last edited by Rjbachtold; January 15th, 2018, 12:17 PM.
  • Rjbachtold
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 133
    • La Monte, MO

    #2
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ID:	440158 Finished product. Skin wasn’t bite through but both the white meat and the dark meat were very juicy.

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    • DWCowles
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      • Jul 2014
      • 9746
      • Smiths Grove, Ky
      • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

      #3
      Looks great!

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        #4
        3 hrs isn't bad. What temp did you cook at? Don't be afraid to crank her up to 350+ for all or the last hour of the cook. Even 375-400.

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        • Rjbachtold
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          im trying to just trust the grate level temp from the Smoke. I probably kept it too low. it varied from 285-330. still getting used to where I need the smokeware cap opened to. Throwing some smoked chili on in a few hours. I love more practice maintaining temps and getting to eat the results

        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          It certainly came out well!
      • vandy
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        • Aug 2015
        • 611
        • Olive Branch, MS

        #5
        I usually try to cook a spatchcocked turkey on my KJ at 325 to 350 and it normally takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to cook to get the breast meat to 165, the legs and thighs get to 175 to 185.

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        • FireMan
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          • Jul 2015
          • 6562
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #6
          Good lookin bird!

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            • Aug 2017
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            #7
            Yea sure looks good, I like the color of the bird. Funny you mentioned poultry shears, I ended up using a pair of garden shears on mine over Thanksgiving, my kitchen scissors wouldn't phase the breast bone, lol !!!

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            • FireMan
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              • Jul 2015
              • 6562
              • Bottom of Winnebago

              #8
              Hey, this worked for me. Click image for larger version

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              • fzxdoc
                fzxdoc commented
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                That turkey must have been very afraid to see those things coming his way.

                K.

              • Troutman
                Troutman commented
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                Man he pulled out the heavy artillery...loppers !!!!

              • EdF
                EdF commented
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                Yeah, big turkeys are tough on kitchen shears!
            • FireMan
              Charter Member
              • Jul 2015
              • 6562
              • Bottom of Winnebago

              #9
              Yeah, and as it says, it cuts 2X easier! I also didn’t have to extend the handles, just cut naturally.

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