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Cranberry Thanksgiving Turkey QView

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by joliver449, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. joliver449

    joliver449 Newbie

    This is my first of what I am sure many many QView posts.

    A little basic info about the meat:

    14 pound

    8% injected solution

    Brined for about 30 hours in 3 gallons of WinnDixie brand Cranberry Juice cocktail, 3 cups of salt, and about a tablespoon of parsley.

    Generic store brought rub.

    Mopped every 2 hours with a chicken broth mixed with pepper.

    Done after 8.5 hours on ECB (no mods)

    Used hickory chunks with a hardwood lump mix charcoal.

    Got my butt kicked by the wind all day and had to fight to keep the temps up. I popped the thermometer in after around 8 hours and got to 175 in thickest breast part. Left it on 30 more min and the bird was done. I have about 8 people that will share this with me for Thanksgiving Dinner along with the usual green bean casserole, cornbread dressing,and some pumpkin pie. I hope this is my first of many great turkeys to come! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! War Damn Eagle!




    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    that looks great. I bet it will be even better tomorrow. 
  3. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Nice. Good Job