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Xmas day turkey with qView!

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
brined and rubbed with a compound butter of tony cachere's and oregano, First time i've ever brined a bird before, will never not do it again, unbelievable difference, I'm superman in this family right now :)

My nemesis, 9.75 lb turkey.

Brine, AKA The elixir of life.

my high tech brining system.

Thank you Nebraska winter for keeping my garage a balmy 32 degrees!

ready to be wrapped and rest for awhile.

5:00 am christmas morning :/ got my first fatty in there as well, posting qview of that in the fatty forum.

I pulled the bird at 165* and I let it rest here for about 30 minutes, then wrapped in foil and a towel and into a cooler for around an hour till lunch.

bit of a closer picture, i was worried that the skin not covering part of the breast would hurt it, but it was the best part imho.

close up cut picture.

pulled and plated.

If you think the dog looks pathetic, you should have seen the humans waiting to eat this bird.

That's all for now, I know this is a lot of pictures, but I was under the impression that alot of pictures was encouraged here, if it's too many i'll cut back next time.
post #2 of 12
Looks mighty good!
post #3 of 12
Looks Great...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Merry Christmas
post #4 of 12
Looks like a great job PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif The amount of pics is just fine
post #5 of 12
Great looking big bird, congrats on your first brine. Points for taking on a brined big bird as a newbie to the SMF.
post #6 of 12
That turkey looks awesome and I think you're dog thinks so too. Nice looking shepherd!
post #7 of 12
Just hope the sheppard got a taste after guarding that bird.icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 12
Great looking first bird!points.gifFor the first one!
Gotta love all those pics!
L8ter SOB
post #9 of 12
Nice job!!!!!!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

I still cannot get over how good my Thankgiving smoked turkey was icon_mrgreen.gif

I will NEVER cook a turkey in the oven again!!!
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
yea, bear (the shepherd) got alot of scraps today. I too, will never bake or roast a turkey again.
post #11 of 12
You brined this bird and you said that you'd never do it again.??? Why not the bird looks like it came out looking great. Nice and juicy in the pictures and the dog likes the bird too. The amount of pictures was good but maybe not so many of the bird in the brine but the more smoing and carving and serving pictures the better. So what happened to the fattie we love the fatties here. So next time alot of pictures is really good cause you know:
We are the Kids and You have the Candy
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
I said I will never not brine a bird again, I will always brine from here on out.
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