Bourbon Maple Brined and Glazed Turkey Breast

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SecondHandSmoker

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Set up the spinner and kettle with the SnS for this 6lb brined breast.
Used BGE Savory Pecan for the rub.
Neck and body cavities were stuffed with one quarter each of navel orange and white onion along with sprigs of fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme.
Keeping with the maple theme, I used maple chunks for smoke.
Glaze was bourbon, maple syrup, and OJ reduction.

About an hour in.
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A pic after applying the first layer of glaze. Getting there.
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Final glazing and just waiting for 165°.
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Plated with sweet potato, green beans, boxed cornbread stuffing,
and jarred gravy.
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It sure was tasty and the bourbon,maple, OJ glaze really complimented the meat.
The meat had that classic pink smoked tinge.
However, the lighting and camera didn't pick it up very well.


Thanks for stopping by.

Stu
 
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Beautiful looking bird Stu, I'm not a fan of tree pi$$ but I could substitute honey. Bookmarked

Point for sure
Chris
 
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Beautiful looking bird Stu, I'm not a fan of tree pi$$ but I could substitute honey. Bookmarked

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Chris
Thank you Chris. I hear you about the tree pi$$. I'm not huge fan either but made the exception and splurged for the 100% pure maple and not the cheap pancake stuff.
Honey will work too.

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Thank you Chris. I hear you about the tree pi$$. I'm not huge fan either but made the exception and splurged for the 100% pure maple and not the cheap pancake stuff.
Honey will work too.

Stu
It flows like water here, but still isn't very cheap. I have four maples in my front yard that my buddies want to tap, Maybe someday I'll let them.

Chris
 
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It flows like water here, but still isn't very cheap. I have four maples in my front yard that my buddies want to tap, Maybe someday I'll let them.

Chris
Will they sell it and split the proceeds with you? Or will it be just for their personal use?
 

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Will they sell it and split the proceeds with you? Or will it be just for their personal use?
Personal use, and they would give me some. You won't get enough from 4 trees to sell. I just don't like seeing the buckets hanging from the trees or the plastic lines.

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Stu , you nailed that bud . Looks fantastic !
Good to see ya BTW .

Thank you Rich.
It's good to be back after resolving the billing dispute with my IPS. It was like pulling teeth to get them to fix their error.
 

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