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My bird and pics of the other stuff

crankybuzzard

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I cured a 21 pound bird in Pop's brine for 6 days and then smoked it at 250 until it was done. Everyone in the family loves how this ends up tasting!

My bride made deviled eggs, homemade Mac and cheese, and a couple of pies. My 11 year old nephew made the pork loin all on his own.

All the other stuff was brought by family members.

 

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It all looks AWESOME!

I have been craving deviled eggs all day! We had plans of making some, but sadly we realized that we were out of eggs far too late..


On the turkey, was it semi close to the taste of ham being you cured it? Or did you change the flavor?
 

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I cured a 21 pound bird in Pop's brine for 6 days and then smoked it at 250 until it was done. Everyone in the family loves how this ends up tasting!

My bride made deviled eggs, homemade Mac and cheese, and a couple of pies. My 11 year old nephew made the pork loin all on his own.

All the other stuff was brought by family members.

Wow, what a nice spread, looks great.

Was the turkey wrapped in cheesecloth, interesting pattern on it's skin.
ETA: Yeah, I can see the cloth now, interesting cooking technique that I've yet to try.

Point for the technique and variety.
 
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Looks like a beautiful meal Cranky...Point!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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It don't get much better than that brother.  Point!

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It all looks AWESOME!
I have been craving deviled eggs all day! We had plans of making some, but sadly we realized that we were out of eggs far too late.. :devil:
On the turkey, was it semi close to the taste of ham being you cured it? Or did you change the flavor?
My bride buys her eggs 2 weeks in advance since she finds they peel easier when they are older. Me and the boys know that we'll be severely injured if we mess with those eggs!

As for the flavor of the turkey, oh yes, the taste is truly a hammy flavored turkey! Try doing it with a chicken first, you'll love it!
 

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Wow, what a nice spread, looks great.

Was the turkey wrapped in cheesecloth, interesting pattern on it's skin.
ETA: Yeah, I can see the cloth now, interesting cooking technique that I've yet to try.

Point for the technique and variety.
I hang my birds in ham bags when I smoke them. The bags are like cheese cloth, just a little more stretchy. I love what they do to the skin of the birds.

Here's a link to what the bags look like in action.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/238208/in-laws-21-pound-turkey-is-done
 
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Looks great CB, looking at those pics made me hungry all over again!

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Everything looks delicious Charlie!

Nice job!

Point!

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Man, Charlie....That's an awesome looking spread. Where does the line start for left overs? I'm going back to a brine for my next turkey. I was short on time this year and even my 12 year old grandson said it was good, but not as good as last year.

I really liked the color on your bird, Joe. :points:
 

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Charley that looks great,a lot of happy tummies I bet.

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I had to let my belt out 2 notches after looking at the pictures...... 

I know it was a great gathering and the groceries.............. must have been enjoyed by all.
 

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Beautiful spread Cranky. I hope you had a great thanksgiving!

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sorry I missed this great job - point,,,, did you inject it at all??? I am looking to do my first one for christmas,,, If I brine do I have to inject??? 

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sorry I missed this great job - point,,,, did you inject it at all??? I am looking to do my first one for christmas,,, If I brine do I have to inject??? 

DS
Howdy!

I used Pop's curing brine for this bird and I did inject the curing brine into the legs, thighs, and breast so it could cure from the inside out.

I use zero seasoning on the bird but people always ask what I used to season it with.
 

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Nice job Charlie.  Love the color and the skin pattern on the bird.

And I REALLY LOVE devilled eggs!!!

Great that your nephew smoked the loin.  Obviously he's getting some good training.  Nice to see.

Gary
 

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