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Turkey Breast Stall
« on: December 30, 2014, 03:32:17 PM »
I am smoking an 7# turkey breast this afternoon.  On the smoker at noon with a set temp of 240F.  Now at 3:30pm, and the breast has stalled at 154F for the past 30 minutes!   No worries, don't need it to hit 165F until 4:30-5:00.   I wanted to share this for folks that want to smoke a turkey breast to be aware that it does stall, so allow at least 4-4.30 hours for this sized breast.
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Re: Turkey Breast Stall
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 04:59:32 PM »
Update:  Approaching 5pm and the IT is now at 160F!  I can't say that I have seen a 1.5 hour stall on a turkey breast before, but now I am in crunch ville!   :-X
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Re: Turkey Breast Stall
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 06:33:13 PM »
I've done two in the past few months and both had a similar stall.  6 lbs took me a tad over  5 hours.
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Re: Turkey Breast Stall
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 07:44:33 PM »
Finally pulled it at 5:45 pm...much more time than I expected.  So this turkey breast that was more like 7.5# took almost 6 hours to reach temp.  But, at the end, it was really good...nice smoke flavor!
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Re: Turkey Breast Stall
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 08:28:10 PM »
That's wild, Steve!  I guess I've never experienced a stall with poultry!  I didn't think there was enough internal fat to do that, since it's evaporative cooling from all the rendered fat coming to the surface.  Whoda thunk it! ???
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Re: Turkey Breast Stall
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 11:35:13 PM »
What kinda wood and how much did you use Steve?
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Re: Turkey Breast Stall
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 08:33:25 AM »
I used just under 3oz of hickory for the turkey breast.
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Re: Turkey Breast Stall
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 01:07:00 PM »
Perfect, thanks!
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