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Turkey time

Post by bigblockmatt » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:16 pm

It is officially November, which means thanks giving is right around the corner. every year, my good buddies and I have our own seperate thanks giving on the saturday after. I have always been in charge of the turkey cooking. this year, i am looking for a new/unique way to cook it. in the past i have done the oven, then moved to the BBQ, and for the past couple years, i have deepfried it. All very good ways to cook it. This year, i want to do it a different way but dont really know what to do. you all have any ideas or suggestions? theres got to be hundreds of ways to cook the thing so lets hear some!
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Re: Turkey time

Post by vicaphit » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:39 pm

Rent a smoker!
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Re: Turkey time

Post by Sowser » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:22 pm

http://www.robertsknollcampground.com/h ... turkey.htm

This is what Heaven would taste like if Heaven tasted like turkey!
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Re: Turkey time

Post by vbironchef » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:15 pm

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emer ... index.html I did this a couple of years ago and it was a hit.

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Post by Darkstar » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:43 pm

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Re: Turkey time

Post by bigblockmatt » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:41 pm

i think a wood oven just might be a little out of the question.....

i think i am going to Alton's recipe a whirl. I also like his stuff.

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Post by Darkstar » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:54 am

Brined and Smoked is good! My buddy does a smoked cajun injected turkey on his smoker (big green egg) and everyone always goes nuts over it.

I think the wood fired oven turkey is out for me too (at least for Thanksgiving)
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Post by skier » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:39 pm

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someone needs to joint better. all it takes is your fingertips and a little time and it looks a ton better :finga:
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Post by Darkstar » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:44 am

skier wrote:[quote="Darkstar"
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someone needs to joint better. all it takes is your fingertips and a little time and it looks a ton better :finga:[/quote]

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Re: Turkey time

Post by slugbug » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:12 pm

Brining makes a huge difference in the taste. I brine chicken overnight before BBQing in my Baby George rotisserie and it's delicious. Too bad they don't make rotisseries large enough to BBQ a turkey in.

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Re: Turkey time

Post by bigblockmatt » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:32 pm

i jsut picked up a thermometer that has a wireless received thing. it is pretty sweet. i used it on a tri-tip last night. set the temp to 125 and it came out great. didnt have to worry about it.
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Re: Turkey time

Post by JMMD » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:07 pm

I also vote for smoking , that would be awesome. We've been doing ours in a slow cooker the last few years. Comes out really nice.

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Re: Turkey time

Post by stev » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:13 pm

Sowser wrote:http://www.robertsknollcampground.com/h ... turkey.htm

This is what Heaven would taste like if Heaven tasted like turkey!
This seems easy enough to do.

We have a neighbors dog that always comes on over when we cook or eat outside. He usually swipes something when we are not looking. this outdoor cooker setup may make him go nuts by not being able to even get near the thing. :mrgreen:

Rather than the aluminum foiled shaft, I got a stainless 2" pipe that would do the trick. Now, to find a good clean drum.

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