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I also had the same thoughts this morning as I start thinking about cooking the perfect turkey..... My plans are simple salt brine for 24 hours, spatchcocked indirect at 350.... As for the rub I am thinking maybe a BBQ turkey, I have some Oakridge BBQ game bird rub.... Also thinking of using a drip pan with some apple juice, apples, and celery. Hope I can fit my ham above the turkey using my swing grate so ham dripping on the turkey......
Man I am getting hungry now..... Good luck on you choice of rubs.......
with the coffee rub...does it go under the skin or just over the top?
Here's our coffee rub. Using it on bone-in pork chops tonight and on the turkey Thursday. Love this mix.
1 Tbs. finely ground espresso coffee beans 1 Tbs. pure ancho chile powder 1 tsp. natural cocoa powder 1 tsp. granulated garlic 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. ground fennel seed 1/8 tsp. ground allspice 4 tsp. kosher salt 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Coffee Rub (turkey, chicken, beef & pork)
Equal part: Instant Expresso Ground coffee
Equal part: Brown Sugar
½ part: Black Pepper
½ part: Kosher Salt
½ part: Garlic Powder
¾ part: Ancho Chili Powder
Don't worry on exact, just close on measurement. I used to use turbinado sugar but we like with brown better. This is pulled from MollyShark, Hungry Man, & Richard In Fl then tweaked. I find the ancho chili powder is far less expensive in the bulk spice area than the bottled area ( have used both light or dark version). I make it starting with a half cup Instant Expresso Ground coffee and work from there as it seems to store well if sealed+1, great with turkey. We also like anything with sage in it, made for turkey.