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Let the countdown begin. The big day looms!

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Going to go ahead and reserve my thread. The 3 birds are thawing in the fridge, getting close to thawed.

 

Went to sleep one night owning 2 turkeys...apparently they can reproduce while frozen, there were 3 when I woke up the next morning! O.o (Jk, the in-laws requested one for them to use as leftovers, since I guess 8 people eating a 14 pound turkey wouldn't leave any. lol)

 

Anywho, if they're thawed enough, going to start prep tomorrow evening, to give them a couple days nekkid in the fridge to aid skin texture (according to Alton Brown from Food Network, at least.)

 

About to go out and get a jump on split production. 

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I'll check back.

Happy smoken.

David

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Anywho, if they're thawed enough, going to start prep tomorrow evening, to give them a couple days nekkid in the fridge to aid skin texture (according to Alton Brown from Food Network, at least.)

 

 

It really does help. Saw that show a few years back, tried it and was amazed a the difference. I also brine first, then let it sit for 24 hours to dry.

Have a good Thanksgiving!

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It really does help. Saw that show a few years back, tried it and was amazed a the difference. I also brine first, then let it sit for 24 hours to dry.

Have a good Thanksgiving!

Thanks for the confirmation! Glad we have 2 fridges at this point! lol

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well. :)

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As of last night at about 10 pm CST, two of the mentioned 3 turkeys are naked in the fridge, having been injected with 5 sticks worth of clarified spiced butter. 

 

One of them had 2 necks inside the cavity. lol

 

Setting my alarm for 2 am. The meal is at noon, but I have to have my coffee time. lol 

 

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!

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It really does help. Saw that show a few years back, tried it and was amazed a the difference. I also brine first, then let it sit for 24 hours to dry.

Have a good Thanksgiving!

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I'm doing brine 24 + dry 24...except the extra legs and thighs I bought, which I am doing 12 + 12.

 

Best of luck!

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