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    Senior Member NorCal Smoker's Avatar
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    Disneyland Style Smoked Turkey Legs

    I have tried this before, but did not brine. Decided to try a different method. Brined, then smoked. Came out great!

    First, brined over night in a brine recipe I received from a friend at work. Only brined for 14 hours, but will do it for at least 24 hours in the future.

    After brining over night, I rinsed, seasoned with Plowboys Yardbird and Killer Hogs BBQ rub, then put on the MAK 2 Star on smoke for an hour:

    After an hour on smoke, I raised to 225F:

    After a total of 4 hours (1 on smoke, 3 at 225F), the IT was 165F. I pulled an let rest for 15 minutes:

    Definitely not bite through skin. May raise temp for last half hour next time. But, these were real good and will do again:

    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by NorCal Smoker; 03-31-2018 at 08:43 PM.
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    Nice! I love those things!

    Yep, a guy at a local fair let it slip to me (years ago) how they did them. They're brine-cured in a ham brine (includes some Cure #1) for about 48 hours to give them that hammy quality.

    I'd forgotten I made a post, "County Fair Style Turkey Legs", years ago with the recipe I use (it's an old, old post - had to search for it).

    Now you've got me wanting some!
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    These look very delicious, I appreciate your work!

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    High heat at the end will crisp the skin. We take the meat off turn the pit up and when it gets to temp put the meat back on
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