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how did you guys/gals cook your Turkey?

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How did you guys/gals cook your Turkey this year?  I brined mine and will repeat. It was a 19 pounder since we had 12 adults and 3 kids. Brine consisted of:

 

11 cups water

6 garlic cloves

.25 cup allspice

2.5 cups kosher salt

2 large white onions

Tablespoon whole cloves

.25 cup olive oil

2 cups chicken broth

3 celery stalks cut in half

A double deuce of Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale

2 cups ice

 

Add everything but beer and ice in a pot and boil. Pull off the heat and add the beer and ice.  Once cool, add the turkey to a brine bag and pour the brine in. Let it marinate for a good 24 hours.

 

I cooked the this one on the grill on indirect heat.  About 350 for 3.5 hours until it was 160 degrees and let it rest for 30.

 

Absolutely stellar turkey. Juicy and flavorful.

 

 

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showed up ate turkey and left.

 

 

best Thanksgiving ever.

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8 hours on the smoker after a day of brining, it came out great

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I watched the wife cook it.

(Don't judge, there were commercials during the football games.)

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Deep fried

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<-- non briner

 

21 lbs cooked 5 hrs.

 

light coating of olive oil. pepper, cummin, cilantro rub.

 

dee freakin lish.

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Brined and roasted. I don't really care for smoked poultry.

 

Brine was a gallon of vegetable stock, cup brown sugar, cup salt, candied ginger, peppercorns and allspice. stuffed with a cut up apple and onion, sage and rosemary.

 

The recipe is Alton Brown's, he's my hero

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html

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First time cooking a turkey by myself and I made a bed of chopped onion, celery, carrots, water, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and garlic and laid the turkey on there and let it roast for a few hours and was pleased with the outcome. I enjoy cooking a little more now. 

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Was I supposed to soak the turkey or let it marinate in all of those veggies and flavors? 

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My favahh wraps the turkey in bacon. But the real money is the gravy, some sort of sour cream based thing. I don't really know man, but it's gorgeous. 

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My mother in law over cooked it. Probably one if the driest birds I've ever eaten. I didn't have much, and instead ate more if everything else. Especially my wife's kicked up collards! Next year she needs to do the turkey.

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Deep Fried! This is one of four we cooked Yesterday.

 

 

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