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Successful Turkey Day...

SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,072
edited 12:09PM in EggHead Forum
Morning All:

We went to a neighbor's house for dinner, but we brought the turkey...I did a 20.24# full bird and a 7.75# breast. Both went into the "John Ash Brine" late Sunday evening, out of the brine last night to set overnight in the fridge to dry the skin. Got up at 6:30am to start the first Egg (prepped them yesterday). While the Egg was coming up to temp, got the 20#er out to cover with the herbed butter and a bag of ice on the breast area. It went on at about 7:40am with the dome temp at 300...

Here it is after about 2.5 hours...

At the 3 hour point I turned the pan around so the legs were at the front and off it came right at 4 hours with the breast temps 157 to 162 and the legs/thighs at 175 with clear juices...

Only got one picture of the breast...that one I just rubbed with EVOO and shook on some DP Shaking the it is after about 60 minutes, pulled it after about 90 minutes...

We also made some Sausage Stuffing, EggHatter's homemade Parker House Rolls, roasted root veggies (carrots/parsnips/sweet tators/acorn squash/white tators/onion) and the GRAVY! Others brought some additional sides and dessert to complete a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

Have a GREAT day!


Brandon, FL



  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    Looks like you nailed it!
    Looks really good Jay. Happy T-Day

  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Looks good Jay. Hope mine comes out good tomorrow.
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Good to see you on the mend and at it.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Darned good looking turkey....Hope you day was happy! I'm sure the dinner hosts were very happy to see you! :laugh:
  • Perfect, Jay, just perfect. Please put me on the extra secret list to taste one of Kathy's parker house rolls one day....I will cross my fingers for that.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you both.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Good to hear you had a great Thanksgiving. Your food looks fantastic. :P Tim
  • Great looking turkeys! Glad to see you're back in front of the Egg!
  • Great looking Turkey!
    Are you taking orders for next Thanksgiving?
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