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Thanksgiving Turkey Results (Lots of Pics)

JasperJasper Posts: 378
edited 8:26PM in EggHead Forum
So thanks again goes out to Mad Max and his turkey recipe and technique! Pretty much followed his method but changed a few minor things here and there. I did end up basting after all.

Turkey covered in a butter/fresh sage&thyme mix.

Mummified the top half with bacon. :woohoo:

On the egg. Ended up changing my mind about using a pizza stone on top of the plate setter. But it's pictured here.

About an hour or so into the cook.

Few hours later...

Ready to come off...

At the in-laws now starting to carve.

Very juicy bird!

This was what was left after the vultures got to it claiming their stakes for left overs for sammaches.

I've been "told" I'll be doing the Christmas turkey now... :laugh:


  • Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 1,318
    That's a good looking bird. Makes me hungry for turkey!

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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    So friggin beautifull!!
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  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Thanks all....I'm still so friggin full!!
  • Wow, that looks really good, it's making me hungry for our Thanksgiving next month. I hope you saved those bones for making turkey stock - there is nothing like the stock from egged chicken and turkey.
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  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Jasper, your turkey looks great. :) I'm surprised you needed to basted after your bacon mummification process. That could be a a great entree for Halloween, a mummified turkey. :laugh:
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,844
    Great looking bird there Jasper, I bet you'll be nominated to cook Easter turkey too!
  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Thanks. :)

    No the carcass got left at the in-laws. My father in-law might have saved it for something, I'll have to ask.
  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Thanks. :)

    I wasn't sure if I needed to baste but everyone told me to do it anyway. Turned out very good in the end anyhow so I'll probably do it the same way for Christmas.
  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Haha...probably! Did you do one yesterday?
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,317
    Great looking bird!

    Congratulations on a successful cook.

    The vultures devoured mine too - the soup is in the stock pot!

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,844
    I did leg of lamb on Sunday, Mad Max turkey on Monday. Pretty standard run-of-the-mill cooks, not worth posting.

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