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Old 11-06-2019, 05:07 PM
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What type of turkey (fresh/frozen) are you getting this year and how are you cooking it?

Iím going fresh and will oven bag that bird with some bread stuffing and celery, onion, garlic. I use pitboss original champion chicken spice on it. I usually have one before thanksgiving and one on thanks giving day...
Not sure who is going to carry the fresh birds first but Iím looking.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:16 PM
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Going to Hawaii for Thanksgiving so maybe a luau.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:23 PM
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Mad Max Turkey Method --Naked Whiz Ceramic Charcoal Cooking
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:31 PM
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Slow smoke a couple of turkey breasts....better than baked or fried....
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:32 PM
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I was thinking get a smaller bird this year and spatchcock it cover in seasoning and on the grill,
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I load up on turkeys when they go on sale week before Thanksgiving.

I will smoke 2 and fry 2 for Thanksgiving day but also like to keep 2-3 more in freezer for Christmas and later on.


Actually got on defrosting in fridge in garage right now to do a pre-thanksgiving smoke. Got new smoker and want to smoke one on it just to make sure I have a good feel for the new smoker
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Went 2 weeks ago to a local farm, bought a 20 lb range bird, picking it up a few days before thanksgiving. Cooking it in a oven bag with bagel stuffing.
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this guy takes his turkey serious..... that looks tasty. Let us know how it comes out. Dry, moist?
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
I load up on turkeys when they go on sale week before Thanksgiving.

I will smoke 2 and fry 2 for Thanksgiving day but also like to keep 2-3 more in freezer for Christmas and later on.


Actually got on defrosting in fridge in garage right now to do a pre-thanksgiving smoke. Got new smoker and want to smoke one on it just to make sure I have a good feel for the new smoker
yeah I like the small birds so I always have the need for more.
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
I was thinking get a smaller bird this year and spatchcock it cover in seasoning and on the grill,
spatchcock open the bird up and lay flat. Bet it cooks allot faster this way and a more even cook. Never tried it on turkey but it’s good with chicken.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:09 PM
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My property here in Northern Idaho is overrun with both pheasants and turkey's..so i will have both for Thanksgiving.
and possibly some venison.

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Brine overnight in stock with various seasonings then spatchcock on a cooling rack in a convection oven ~90 minutes done perfect. Then I focus on cooking real food.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MistaBobDobalina View Post
Brine overnight in stock with various seasonings then spatchcock on a cooling rack in a convection oven ~90 minutes done perfect. Then I focus on cooking real food.
I don’t/haven’t brined a turkey. Should I? I sorta thought the were in brine juice when you buy them.
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post

I donít/havenít brined a turkey. Should I? I sorta thought the were in brine juice when you buy them.
Frozen usually are.

I feel sorry for yíall that donít have real cornbread dressing.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:38 PM
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We usually fry 2 and smoke 1
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Have 5 birds in the freezer and 4 hams. We usually do a ham and 1 turkey for Thanksgiving, this year may go old style and oven roast her this year.
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I grab crab cakes from a local great place and throw some filets on the Egg. Always hated turkey/ham thanksgivings.
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Not sure there are fresh options around here, so frozen. Likely whatever type we can "get for free" when purchasing $150 in groceries. Likely in the over, although one Christmas the power went out and I had to finish on the grill. I wrapped it up and foil and put the whole roasting pan on the grill on low, one of best turkeys I've made.
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Will oil less fry a fresh one in the Big Easy.
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post

Frozen usually are.

I feel sorry for yíall that donít have real cornbread dressing.
I make 2 skillets of cornbread Then mix up the dressing, flatten it into hamburger sized patties and fry it in a pan. They get better each day after Thanksgiving until they're gone. Its an old S. Carolina recipe my Dad passed down to me. Wish he was still here to make it but I think I do it justice.
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