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« Reply #1250 on: November 09, 2017, 07:34:09 PM »
Pumpkin and sweet potato are hard to tell apart when they are done right. Looks yummy


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« Reply #1251 on: November 09, 2017, 08:23:28 PM »
No pics, but a baked yard bird, dressing, mashed spuds with creamed cheese and garlic, corn, and yellow cake for desert
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« Reply #1252 on: November 10, 2017, 10:50:09 AM »
that sounds darned good don
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Re: whats for dinner tonight
« Reply #1253 on: November 13, 2017, 10:54:15 AM »
Last night I made 2lb meatloaf wrapped in bacon. Cooked it on a wire rack over a pan in the oven.... don't know how it tastes will report later when I actually eat it.

Also, I made pies!!! A sweet potato and a pumpkin. We grew the sweet potatoes and the pumpkin was some fancy Cinderella pumpkin.

The pumpkin...


The sweet potato!!!


The meat log...


No idea how any of it turned out, but it was made!
I have really like the suspended method. Seems to keep the grease and oil down


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« Reply #1254 on: November 13, 2017, 10:59:38 AM »
Fellow cookers

What is your turkey plans.  What and how do you like to cook it.    I am going to smoke mine and see how it goes.


Sorry
What ARE your plans for cooking a turkey this year?
I am planning on smoking one in the GMG and putting one in the oven.



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« Reply #1255 on: November 13, 2017, 03:12:42 PM »
I'm not a turkey fan, but deep fried one once, it was good.
Wow I just said that.

Injected with onion soup mix, take out the solids, they clog the needle.
Should have gave it a day to soak in better.

May be better options for injection for fryer.

Dave, when we did the Disney thing years ago, smoked turkey legs were a hit.
You may be on to something there.

A buddy of mine did one I tried also, baked etc, but breasts down.
Kept it more juicy, but was still bird to me.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #1256 on: November 13, 2017, 05:26:10 PM »
I just ordered a new Cajun injector off of Amazon, so we?re gunna shoot it up then deep fry it again. We don?t have a double oven in this house so it frees up space for momma to make other fixins. Plus I like having something to do which is watch the fryer.....
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« Reply #1257 on: November 13, 2017, 06:37:58 PM »
I️ brine my turkey for 24 hours using a WIlliams Sonoma brine ( I?m lazy ) with a good white wine. I️ make a compound butter and carefully open the space between the skin and breast and rub butter and insert thin lemon slices. Brush the skin with olive oil. Then smoke on pellet smoker with cherry pellets.


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« Reply #1258 on: November 13, 2017, 10:43:45 PM »
I️ brine my turkey for 24 hours using a WIlliams Sonoma brine ( I?m lazy ) with a good white wine. Then smoke on the pellet smoker using cherry pellets.  I️ make a compound butter and carefully open the space between the skin and breast and rub butter and insert thin lemon slices. Brush the skin with olive oil.


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Lemon sounds good Tex

I was thinking a dry rub under the skin, bacon slipped in while no one was looking and pellet smoke for hours
What do you mean butter compound?


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« Reply #1259 on: November 14, 2017, 12:42:00 AM »
Soften butter and add fresh chopped herbs. What ever sounds good. Sage, chives, parsley etc. once processed, roll up in a piece of parchment and re-chill. Then slice into pats and use.


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Re: whats for dinner tonight
« Reply #1260 on: November 15, 2017, 06:53:18 AM »
dave, check out this link.  it has some really good info in it.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=253811
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« Reply #1261 on: November 15, 2017, 08:15:35 AM »
Just know that brining cuts your cooking time


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« Reply #1262 on: November 15, 2017, 08:16:50 AM »
Spatchcocking will as well
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« Reply #1263 on: November 15, 2017, 07:54:28 PM »
Green Mt grill has you smoking at 150 for almost eight hours. Than


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« Reply #1264 on: November 15, 2017, 07:54:57 PM »
Than turn up the temp for x per pound of turkey till meat hits temp


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« Reply #1265 on: November 17, 2017, 07:05:11 PM »
Technically tomorrow but I trimmed up and got it on the smoker at 235.

14lbs of prime brisket with Dalmatian rub on it. Should be done around 8am and rest until lunch.





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« Reply #1266 on: November 18, 2017, 08:24:23 AM »


Finished product.


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« Reply #1267 on: November 23, 2017, 09:36:50 AM »
Gobble gobble gobble fellas. Two 16 pound turkeys on the smoke for 5 hours than turn up the heat.  Found a citrusy flavor rub and stuffed with oranges



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« Reply #1268 on: November 23, 2017, 10:16:25 AM »
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« Reply #1269 on: November 23, 2017, 03:19:26 PM »
Rolled the breast up, stuffed with fresh oranges, turned the temp up and covers





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« Reply #1270 on: November 23, 2017, 04:54:45 PM »
And our 20 turkey that we put in the oven




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« Reply #1271 on: November 23, 2017, 04:55:41 PM »
And our 20 turkey that we put in the oven




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« Reply #1272 on: November 23, 2017, 06:31:51 PM »
We had 18 on the guest list.   I had a really good deal on turkey so I bought it up and cooked it to freeze it.  I?ll take a pick of the freezer when done.   Makes for really good chili 


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« Reply #1273 on: November 23, 2017, 07:16:35 PM »
Well since we are eating thanksgiving dinner tomorrow with the family here?s the plan.

All natural fresh turkey. Brine from Williams Sonoma that had apple juniper berries, herbs, salt etc.



Boil on the stove in a gallon of water. Let cool. Add another gallon and a bit of water and 1.5 liters of white wine.

Place I?m brining container and put in fridge for 8-10 hours.



Meanwhile I?m making herb compound butter. Sage rosemary thyme orange zest.






Have separated the skin from the breast so I can get herb butter under it along with lemon slices.

Then will brush outside with butter and smoke over cherry pellets.


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« Reply #1274 on: November 23, 2017, 08:06:08 PM »
Dang where did you get that monster glass pot!!!  And I am super excited to see your results.   Mine tasted good for sure but I think your butter is the right idea


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« Reply #1275 on: November 23, 2017, 08:28:10 PM »
Dang where did you get that monster glass pot!!!  And I am super excited to see your results.   Mine tasted good for sure but I think your butter is the right idea


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I was wondering the same thing, found this. Not the same but similar.

Camwear Polycarbonate Square Food Storage container, 22 Quart https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001MRURI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Jv3fAbS88K3TY

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« Reply #1276 on: November 23, 2017, 08:31:42 PM »
Dave any restaurant supply will have them. This is a round 24 qt with tight fitting lid. Polycarbonate.


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« Reply #1277 on: November 23, 2017, 08:33:16 PM »
Now the real trick this year will be getting the breast and thigh to come to temp at the same time since you want 180 in the thigh and 170 In the breast. I will try icing the breast with a bag of ice and then cover with foil once it gets to about 145


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« Reply #1278 on: November 23, 2017, 09:42:48 PM »
I will defiantly keep a look out for that.   What other uses besides brining.  That?s large to store for once a year


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« Reply #1279 on: November 23, 2017, 09:57:45 PM »
Big batch of Long Island iced tea, bathing an infant, catch basin for a roof leak, brining multiple chickens at once, making corned beef.


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« Reply #1280 on: November 23, 2017, 10:57:45 PM »
Dang a Long Island sounds good about now! Have to settle on 77.

We had TG on Tuesday, wife was off. We had tri-tip and ham. I want to fry a turkey!
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« Reply #1281 on: November 24, 2017, 03:09:22 AM »
Ok. Bird just now in at 250 with cherry pellet wood. Auxiliary smoke tube to boost the smoke flavor.






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« Reply #1282 on: November 24, 2017, 07:47:43 AM »
 Bird at 155 in the breast and 145 in the thigh. Time to sheild the breast with foil.


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« Reply #1283 on: November 24, 2017, 08:44:42 AM »


Here we go. Final stretch.


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« Reply #1284 on: November 24, 2017, 09:51:01 AM »
And I highly recommend the Thermopen. It is the Ferrari of instant read thermometers and well worth it.
Auto backlit and rotating display. Very quick and accurate.


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« Reply #1285 on: November 24, 2017, 10:33:10 AM »
Here is the finished product.





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« Reply #1286 on: November 24, 2017, 12:09:07 PM »
That skin looks like it belongs on some bread for a sandwich!!


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« Reply #1287 on: November 24, 2017, 10:09:36 PM »
Thanks Dave. I have to say I hit it out of the park with this  one. The problem with turkey is by the time the thigh gets to 180 the breast is over cooked

This year I came up with a plan. When the breast got to 140 and the thigh was at 130 I covered the breast in foil and then wet a washcloth and placed it in the freezer.  When it was frozen I placed it over the foil to cool the breast. I rotated two washcloths in this fashion until I had the breast 10 degrees cooler than the thigh. Then I bring them to the right temp.

That way the breast is juicy and not dry and the thighs are done and not bloody. 


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« Reply #1288 on: November 25, 2017, 01:17:05 PM »
And I highly recommend the Thermopen. It is the Ferrari of instant read thermometers and well worth it.
Auto backlit and rotating display. Very quick and accurate.


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« Reply #1289 on: November 26, 2017, 10:14:21 PM »
No pictures but seeking advise on my first prime rib

My recipe said....  sear meat on smoker at 500 degrees 15 min on fat cap and than turn for another 15min.  Turn temp down to 190 until internal temp if desired 🥩.    I choose medium at 140 degrees. 

I am unsure how to count the size of my roast.
Only removed one bone when finished cooking.   My recipe said it would take 5 plus hours and mine was done in two hours or so.   

It tasted good for a simple rub of oil, salt, pepper, fresh garlic. 

Suggestions as I have four more in my freezer to try to get right before I cook a really large prime rib for Christmas Eve



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« Reply #1290 on: December 02, 2017, 08:01:44 PM »
Well tried roast number two, braised it on my skillet and smoked for four hours till inside temp hit 140






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« Reply #1291 on: December 02, 2017, 09:04:22 PM »
Dave try a reverse sear next time.  Smoke until 130 then sear the outside in a hot skillet


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« Reply #1292 on: December 03, 2017, 10:12:59 AM »
Well tried roast number two, braised it on my skillet and smoked for four hours till inside temp hit 140






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« Reply #1293 on: December 06, 2017, 08:23:23 PM »
Salad with avacado, blu cheese, grilled flank steak and some creamy cilantro lime dressing
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« Reply #1294 on: December 06, 2017, 09:42:50 PM »
what are you goin soft on us Nate?  Salad????  SMH
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« Reply #1295 on: December 06, 2017, 10:26:15 PM »
what are you goin soft on us Nate?  Salad. DRESSING ????  SMH

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« Reply #1296 on: December 06, 2017, 11:18:01 PM »
I am not going soft, and there is actually a lot of lettuce in that salad.

Wednesday is salad night in our house, but there is normally a hot protein served with/in the salad as well.
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« Reply #1297 on: December 07, 2017, 07:09:06 AM »
Wednesday is salad night in our house,

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« Reply #1298 on: December 07, 2017, 08:09:37 AM »
Lol
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« Reply #1299 on: December 07, 2017, 09:55:28 AM »
Wednesday is salad night in our house,

Will make a note not to visit on Wednesdays...
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