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  1. #111
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    Thumbs up Re: Brine a turkey for Christmas!

    Quote Originally Posted by Piperdown View Post
    Ok, ok, i am hungry again but we need some pictures of these fine birds...
    Just for YOU Buddy! Going to be a few posts now to deal with them all...

    12 lb bird. Had to use 6 gallons to drown it in the cooler, so jumped the sea salt to 3 lbs, and the brown sugar to 3 cups:



    4.5 hours later, I gave it a good rinse:



    A quick pat dry:



    Then into the fridge overnight:



    Came out quite dry the next afternoon:



    Continued...
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    Arrow Re: Brine a turkey for Christmas!

    Ingredients for the stuffing that went into the buzzard:



    Stuffing mixed:



    Bird Stuffed, Trussed, Buttered & Spiced:



    Into Roaster on the roasting grill:



    Then into the oven at 400 F:



    Continued...
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    Arrow Re: Brine a turkey for Christmas!

    An hour later heat dropped to 250 for a couple hours, then pulled & flipped the bird:



    Back in at 400 with thermometer in place. While it finished, on with the trimmings...

    Stuffing Mix:



    A little Bacon to get things going:



    Mix ready for the oven as the bird came out - Breast meat exactly 165 F, Skin very nice and crunchy!



    Then covered to rest a spell:



    Continued...
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    Thumbs up Re: Brine a turkey for Christmas!

    I failed to get any pictures of the slicing and dicing.
    But The Lady said it was the most tender and juiciest turkey she had ever had.
    I simply had to agree!! Won't be doing them any other way down the road...



    Merry Christmas Indeed!



    Cheers,
    Nog
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    Thumbs up Re: Brine a turkey for Christmas!

    Quote Originally Posted by IronNoggin View Post
    I failed to get any pictures of the slicing and dicing.
    But The Lady said it was the most tender and juiciest turkey she had ever had.
    I simply had to agree!! Won't be doing them any other way down the road...



    Merry Christmas Indeed!



    Cheers,
    Nog
    Sorry, you neglected to give me your address. What was it again?? Looks good guy. All the best to you & yours in the New Year.

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