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Christmas Turkey with Q-View

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The Thanksgiving Day bird was so good, I plan on doing another one for Christmas.  I have a 21 lb soaking in Chef Jimmy's brine.  Once again I will break out my 22" Weber Kettle grill for this one.  Will cook with a combination of Mesquite and Kingsford blue standard with chunks of Mesquite wood for additional smoke.  Below is the Chef Jimmy brine with a slight modification.  I struck out the items I do not use because we do not have them in the cabinet.


Chef Jimmy Brine


Families Favorite Brine

1/2C Kosher Salt
2T Paprika
2T Gran. Garlic
2T Gran. Onion
2T Dry Thyme
2T Black Pepper
1C Vinegar (Any)
1-11/2Gal Cold Water to cover Chix

1/2C Brown Sugar, Optional
1T Red Pepper Flake Optional

Mix well and Soak the Bird over night or up to 24 Hours.
Remove the Chix, rinse if desired and pat dry with paper towels.
Place in an open container in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours for the Skin to dry.
This will give a crispier skin when Smokng or Roasting...


Q-View to follow on Christmas Day

post #2 of 8

Sounds good !

post #3 of 8

Sounds like a great Christmas dinner in the making.



post #4 of 8
Hey I read q-view not a single pic yet;(. Can't wait to see that giant bird!!
post #5 of 8
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Just put on My 21lb Christmas Turkey on my 22" kettle

Had to break the ribs to flatten her out so it would fit under the dome

Should be done by 4:45

Merry Christmas Everyone!
post #6 of 8

ZOMG!! You're a masher!!



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Out of the Weber and on the plate. Forgot to take a pic with all the trimmings.

Will post leftovers tomorrow.

Once again the turkey was super moiste thanks to Chef Jimmy J's brine
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Had leftovers literally for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Was better today than yesterday.

White meat was super moist and the dark meat had unbeleiveable flavor! I mentioned it before but definatey hooked on brining. I can not think of something that is so easy that returns huge dividens.

Served wth stuffing, smoked gravey, and sweet potato and marshmellows made with grilled sweet potatoes

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