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Two turkeys for Thanksgiving

0331grunt

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After trying different things, I did my turkeys two different ways.  1 I brined in CranApple juice and salt overnight.  The other I injected with Lawrys Herb and Garlic.  I rubbed olive oil on both and used a rub.  Smoked for 5 hours at 250* then put in oven for little more than 1 hour.  Was a little worried, but turned out GREAT!!  Only two things now, no leftovers and I am the designated turkey cooker for now on!! 

Enjoy the views....

 

wntrlnd

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WoW!!!  That final shot with the sliced turkey is fantastic, grunt!

Great Q view, and did I mention how good that turkey looks?  Dang!  You can tell it's moist and smoky!  Aw yeaaaah!

Happy Thanksgiving!
 

rbranstner

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Great job on the birds. That red brine makes them look so cool. I am in the same boat as you are Designated Turkey Cooker from no on. haha
 

0331grunt

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Great looking birds, like the cranapple brine idea, feel like sharing the mixture?

Thanks for looking!  I simply put one 12# bird in a roasting bag, one cup of Kosher salt and one gallon of CranApple juice.  I might have put more juice to cover the bird, but didn't have any!!  I then rubbed EVOO on it and used a simple "poultry" rub from the dollar store.. (last minute thing...) Did I mention there were NO leftovers!!  LOL!!
 
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