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Buzzards Roost
12-13-2009, 11:18 AM
Decied to a 20+lb turkey. Should have bought it before thanksgiving would have cost a lot less. So here we go. We brined it the same as the last one I posted.

Smoked Apple-Brined Turkey

2 quarts unsweetened apple juice
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup kosher salt
4 ounces fresh gingerroot, peeled and thinly sliced
15 whole cloves
6 garlic cloves, crushed
3 bay leaves
3 medium oranges, quartered
3 quarts cold water
1 turkey (12to 14 pounds)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a large kettle, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until salt and sugar are dissolved, Stir in oranges. Remove from the heat. Add cold water to cool the marinade to room temperature.
Remove giblets from turkey (discard or save for another use). Place a turkey-size over roasting bag inside a second roasting bag; add turkey. Carefully pour cooled marinade into bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible; seal bags and turn to coat. Place in a roasting pan or other large container. Refrigerate for 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.
Prepare grill for indirect heat. Drain and discard brine. Rinse turkey under cold water; pat dry rub oil over skin. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together.
Place breast side up on a rack in a disposable foil roasting pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1 hour. Tent turkey with foil; grill1-2 hours longer or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh reads 180. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.






Buzzards Roost
12-13-2009, 11:31 AM




Was very moist and delicous. Smoke with pecan and hickory at 300 for 4 hours. Sorry no plated pics troops got out of hand waiting.:roflmaoha0:

12-13-2009, 01:04 PM
That's drum full of boid there Oscar! Spatchcocked too. Nice!
Looks like a veritable feast to me! Ruby whipped up some good fixins'. :1987_food:
Appears the folks were real happy with it and ready to dig in.

:thumbs up:

Bbq Bubba
12-13-2009, 01:38 PM

12-13-2009, 02:14 PM
Looks Delicious!

Thanks Oscar:thumbs up:

12-13-2009, 02:34 PM
Very nice! Looks like everyone was ready to dig right in.

12-13-2009, 04:06 PM
Great looking turkey. Brine recipe will be saved so I can try on my own bird. My last one did not turn out correct. Natural Fresh Turkey next time. Thanks :sign0092: for sharing.

12-13-2009, 05:24 PM
Very nice Oscar! Sorry you had to have turkey again though - what a waste of perfectly good coals you could've used on a nice brisket :msn-wink:

Looks great buster - thanks for sharing

12-13-2009, 05:41 PM
Good lookin' bird. Looks like everyone was ready to dig in.:thumbs up:

12-13-2009, 10:05 PM
Looks like a feast fit for a king. Great job Oscar. :thumbs up:

12-13-2009, 10:39 PM
From the looks of it, I wish that I would had been sittin at the table. I bet my belly would be hurtin from all of the good food!