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Turkey in the brine, ribs tonight!

BluesnBBQBluesnBBQ Posts: 615
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I put my turkey in the brine this morning. Usually I brine it the night before, but this time I decided to try something different. Last night I heated up all of the main brine ingredients with enough water for everything to dissolve and mix well. I didn't boil it, just heated it for a few minutes. Then I added half of the apple cider I bought for it, and some cold water. I let that sit on the stove until it cooled, then put it in the fridge before I went to bed. This morning I added some more water, put the turkey in the pot, and added the rest of the cider, and a little more water. Tonight before bed, I am going to remove the bird, rinse it, and let it air dry in the fridge. I have never done an overnight air dry before.[p]One of my best friends is in town and I get off work early today. I have two slabs of ribs rubbed in the fridge, I'm going to put them on when I get home and have some friends over. The ribs should be ready by 8:00 or 8:30. After we eat, we're going to the annual Thanksgiving Eve party at a local bar (one that's in walking distance of my house!). So it's barbecue tonight, smoked turkey (and more tomorrow). Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!


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