Monday, August 19, 2013

Turkey Breasts / Char Broil 940X

I had 5 turkey breasts that weighed a total of 38.89 pounds to cook and decided to do them in my classic Char-Broil 940X charcoal grill. 

I started by mixing up my honey brine which will be injected into the meat. 

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Next step was to trim off the excess skin and clean up the breasts. 

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Injected 4 oz of the brine into each side of the turkey breasts. 

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Got the marinade out as each breast will be brined and marinaded at the same time overnight in the fridge. The marinade will be Wish Bone Robusto salad dressing.

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After injecting, each breast was placed into a zip-lock bag and then the marinade was poured in over the breasts. 

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All 5 of the turkey breasts ready to go into the fridge for their overnight stay. I did turn them over a few times during this period to be sure the marinade was covering everything.

On the morning of my cook, I rolled my CB 940X to my cooking patio. 

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I had the cooker loaded with some South American lump and hickory for some smoke and I lit off a charcoal chimney and when it was ready, I dumped it over my lump in the cooker. 

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I got the breasts out of the fridge and took them out of their bags. 

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I sprinkled a light coat of my no salt, no sugar, no burn, and high temp rub onto the meat.

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I had the cooker setup where the left 2/3rds of the cooking grid was indirect and the right 1/3 was direct. As soon as my cooker got up to 350 degrees, I loaded the 5 breasts into the cooker. 350 degrees on the cooker thermometer measures about 285 degrees on the cooking grid. 

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I cooked them about 1hr and 40 min and then wrapped them in foil. 

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They cooked an additional 50 minutes and were done at a measured 165 degrees internal temp.

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This is about as good as turkey breast can be prepared.

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