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Vermin99
01-05-2010, 12:56 AM
I have an enhanced turkey in the freezer that I want to make pulled turkey with. Is it possible to do on a WSM or UDS ? What temp should I cook the bird at and how long time wise am I looking at per lb?

Thanks

John.

Buzzards Roost
01-05-2010, 10:13 AM
Vermin99, I spatchcook mine and cook on a uds @ 275° to 300° for about 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the size of bird sometimes longer and pull the bird around 170° in the breast that way it don't dry out to bad. I also brine my turkey even when inhanced. I don't like my bird to mushy even for pullin.

PigCicles
01-05-2010, 04:33 PM
As long as it fits under the lid then you can do it on either one. Turkeys are tender anyway so just cook it til it's done (around the 170º mark) let it rest then go to work pulling it to the consistency you want. Add sauce if you want and mix well. Next thing you know you'll be eatin pulled turkey sandwiches.

Cook by internal temp not by time to be safe. Keep your smoker temp up 275 - 300ish. Some go a little higher but you aren't after a crispy skin here. It won't take long - just depends on how big the bird is.

Shiz-Nit
01-05-2010, 06:51 PM
My friend you sure can turn out some of the best turkey you have ever eaten’ out of the WSM or UDS.
Get that smoker (WSM/UDS) up around 250 and level her off. A turkey that is about 12 to 14 lbs will take around 6 hours or until the internal temps of the thickest part reaches 170, Pull and let rest.
Be careful not to over brown the skin, when it reaches your desire skin color foil or cover to protect. I also like to mix some butter up with some rub and fresh herbs, roll up in wrap and freeze until firm, take out of the freezer and cut in pieces and place around the breast meat to keep her nice and moist.

SmokyOkie
01-05-2010, 07:20 PM
Stuff the body cavity with some onion, apple and carrot for flavor and to keep it moist.

Primo
01-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Sounds mity good to me :thumbs up:

Vermin99
01-08-2010, 05:34 PM
I decided to use my WSM. Got some info from a different forum and am doing what he did when he made a pulled turkey. Put some Big Rons rub under the skin and seasoning salt and pepper on the skin and cooked the turkey between 235-250*. I wasn't paying attention and temps jumped up to 270* once. Put the turkey on at 0830 this morning with a little apple and red oak chunks. Pulled the turkey when it hit 150* (around noon) in the breast and wrapped in HDAF and placed back on WSM. Pulled the turkey when it hit 180* in the breast (around 2:00pm)and put it in a prewarmed cooler. Plan on letting it rest for a couple of hours.

Turkey at 150* before wrapping in HDAF
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000646.jpg

turkey pulled at 180* and placed in prewarmed cooker, breast side down.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000649.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000651.jpg

smokin vernon
01-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Nice looking bird,great color,did a good job:thumbs up:

Shiz-Nit
01-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Very Nice Indeed:thumbs up:

Primo
01-08-2010, 06:38 PM
Outa be good by now lets see the after pics .
looks good .:thumbs up:

Vermin99
01-08-2010, 07:35 PM
The turkey wasn't as tender as I had hoped but it still was really good.

Turkey after resting in the cooler for 2 hours
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000652.jpg

Liquid leftover in the cooler afterfrom resting
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000653.jpg

shredded.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000655.jpg

Primo
01-08-2010, 07:41 PM
The turkey wasn't as tender as I had hoped but it still was really good.

Turkey after resting in the cooler for 2 hours
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000652.jpg

Liquid leftover in the cooler afterfrom resting
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000653.jpg

shredded.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/vermin99/P1000655.jpg

yes know that looks awsome .:thumbs up:

SmokyOkie
01-08-2010, 11:05 PM
It looks great Vermin.

Primo
01-09-2010, 08:33 AM
What kinda sauce u using on the turkey .Looks like a vinegar base u could use for me anyhow .

californiasmokin
01-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Came out nice.Lots of different things you could do with the leftovers too!

Vermin99
01-09-2010, 11:52 AM
No sauce at all, the plan for this turkey is to treat the whole thing as leftovers.

Primo
01-09-2010, 11:57 AM
No sauce at all, the plan for this turkey is to treat the whole thing as leftovers.

Sanminch with dukes dressing and some white pepper would be nice .:thumbs up:

Vermin99
01-09-2010, 12:00 PM
No sauce applied, the plan for this turkey is to treat the whole thing as leftovers.

Primo
01-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Yall dont have duke mayo whee ya at probally .Its here in the south .and is the best mayo .

BYBBQ
01-09-2010, 08:17 PM
Good lookin' bird. Bet that was good eatin':thumbs up: