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So I think I'm in charge of the turkey this year. I've never cooked a thanksgiving turkey before. I'm reading up on various ways to prepare now.
So...how does Phook do thanksgiving turkey?


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Brined for at least a day
Deep fried


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exactly how Alton Brown says to do it...

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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Brine it
Rub it
Smoke it


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I either smoke or rotisserie mine.


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Rotisserie on the Weber kettle


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I do a blackened one.

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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kaleidoscopick wrote:
Brine it
Rub it
Smoke it

this. inject it or brine it.

i usually inject mine with melted butter, salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, soy and Worcester sauce.


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You can cook them on a Weber with indirect heat. Frees up the oven too


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exactly how Alton Brown says to do it...


The easiest way for the majority of people.


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Upside down.
Brown sugar and red pepper flake rub

450 for 9 hours

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mr_bearcobb wrote:
huntr wrote:
exactly how Alton Brown says to do it...


The easiest way for the majority of people.


How Alton Brown says is generally the right answer for anything


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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Step 1: throw in trash
Step 2: buy a rib roast


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Crock pot/ liquid smoke.


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firebird wrote:
Crock pot/ liquid smoke.

Low and slow. I have had my thanksgiving bird in the crock pot since last Tuesday.


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GiddyTomato wrote:
Upside down.
Brown sugar and red pepper flake rub

450 for 9 hours

lol


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jl55378008 wrote:
firebird wrote:
Crock pot/ liquid smoke.

Low and slow. I have had my thanksgiving bird in the crock pot since last Tuesday.


Gotta mix some ranch in there as well.

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lil wrote:
jl55378008 wrote:
firebird wrote:
Crock pot/ liquid smoke.

Low and slow. I have had my thanksgiving bird in the crock pot since last Tuesday.


Gotta mix some ranch in there as well.

I use a bottle of Hidden Valley in my smashed taters.


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consider my mama's turkey. this really works. cheers. http://thebeekeepersbride.com/recipes/t ... heesecloth

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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joeblowssnow wrote:
GiddyTomato wrote:
Upside down.
Brown sugar and red pepper flake rub

450 for 9 hours

lol

I’m assuming that’s a poorly executed joke. Or. She’s planning a fire to bank on an insurance policy.

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The joke was executed properly and delivered


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peakay wrote:
joeblowssnow wrote:
GiddyTomato wrote:
Upside down.
Brown sugar and red pepper flake rub

450 for 9 hours

lol

I’m assuming that’s a poorly executed joke. Or. She’s planning a fire to bank on an insurance policy.



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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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I use the bag. Simple and awesome every time.

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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All good ideas in here. Not that hard either. Good luck.


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Softened butter and spice rub, cram a can of Old Chub in the cavity, put in bag and bake.


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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It is not recommended to brine a turkey and then deep-fry it because the brining process saturates the turkey with moisture and the frying process involves hot oil permeating the entire bird. If you must brine prior to frying, a dry brine is the way to go.

In fact, I typically prefer a dry brine these days in all situations. It is easier to manage than a wet brine and seems to produce superior results (just as tender and less salty). Here is a good recipe that has the potential to work well even without the baking stone:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014 ... ecipe.html

Spatchcocking is also good. I did this a couple of years back and received rave reviews.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014 ... ecipe.html

Finally, cooking the bird upside down can work well as it gives the dark meat more heat exposure and limits the breast's ability to dry out. It's definitely worth considering if you're not too concerned about presentation.


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How do y’all make your gravy?
Obviously with the drippings and the giblets but any other recs would be appreciated.

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How do y’all make your gravy?
Obviously with the drippings and the giblets but any other recs would be appreciated.


Make turkey stock a few days before. Oven roast legs that have been cut into 2 inch pieces like osso bucca with carrots onions and celery. Deglaze the pan add to stock pot cook for a few hours. Make gravy a day before if you want


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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Alton Brown and Cook's Country have pretty bullet proof methods on their sitses


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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I add chopped hardboiled eggs to my gravy, I think it's crucial.

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving turkey
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jakqlin wrote:
I add chopped hardboiled eggs to my gravy, I think it's crucial.



Wha Wha What???


You're gonna need to expand on this.


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It's just the way my mom always did, eggs in the gravy is fantastic. Probably my favorite part about Thanksgiving meals.

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I prefer no giblet chunks.

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Yeah, huh?


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must be a southern thing. Never saw that before.

I'd be interested in trying that. Maybe I'll experiment with leftover gravy.


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I put giblets directly into the trash


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Once I googled it I have realized it is a southern thing, most of the links note the southern origin. I highly recommend.

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I put giblets directly into the trash


I throw them in with the Turkey Carcass we boil for soup broth. Especially the neck.


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I have chicken neck and innards simmering for broth right now. Love broth season. Not a fan of turkey broth though.

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jakqlin wrote:
I add chopped hardboiled eggs to my gravy, I think it's crucial.


uh no thanks

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You could pour it over an egg salad sandwich, double the fun.

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I got your back Michelle, I’ve had gravy like that before.
It wasn’t awful.

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Up top J!

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GiddyTomato wrote:
Upside down.
Brown sugar and red pepper flake rub

450 for 9 hours



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Never seen brown gravy with giblets.

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We always buy gravy from the the butcher who sells us our bird. Day of I make a roux with butter and flour and then mix pan drippings I’ve ran through a cheese cloth into it. Never turns out as good as the butcher’s gravy, but nice to have done to give options and say there is homemade gravy.


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Gheorghe wrote:
It is not recommended to brine a turkey and then deep-fry it because the brining process saturates the turkey with moisture and the frying process involves hot oil permeating the entire bird. If you must brine prior to frying, a dry brine is the way to go.

In fact, I typically prefer a dry brine these days in all situations. It is easier to manage than a wet brine and seems to produce superior results (just as tender and less salty). Here is a good recipe that has the potential to work well even without the baking stone:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014 ... ecipe.html

Spatchcocking is also good. I did this a couple of years back and received rave reviews.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014 ... ecipe.html

Finally, cooking the bird upside down can work well as it gives the dark meat more heat exposure and limits the breast's ability to dry out. It's definitely worth considering if you're not too concerned about presentation.


Doing something very similar, proposed by the same guy, this year. Spatchcock, dry brine, and smoke:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/11/the- ... eshow.html


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