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Early Turkey day test run


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Joined Dec 13, 2007
Like everyone else I am getting ready for the big day. I don't do a lot of poultry so I decided to do a test run to work out the kinks. Did a simple brine (1 gallon water, 1/2 cup Kosher salt, 3/4 cup of (modified) Jeff's rub.

Brined for 24 hours, started at 250 for the first hour over applewood on the WSM, cranked up the head to 325 for the last 3.5 hours. Glazed with butter for the twice in the last 2 hours and pulled when the breast read 170 (actually 174 as I was watching football). Wrapped it in two layers of aluminum foil and took it to the cigar shop for the UFC fight. It didn't last 20 minutes.

Didn't make enough bring so at the 12 hour mark I flipped it.



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Va_Con, morning.... No wonder it vanished.... It looks really good......   Nice crisp skin I suppose....  I save the skin for snacks.....  Dave

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