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Turkey done!

Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,430
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I have been brining this 17 pound bird since Wed. (soy, fresh ginger,garlic,bay leaves, honey ect.) I usually go direct but she needed a little more support. Turkey setter,drip pan & some of the brine, guava wood. I am not a big gravy fan but would it be o.k. to make some, since I used the brine? suggestions?

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Bread I did earlier, burnt bottom :angry:

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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Susie......I'm hungry now....... :P ...looks delicious!!!
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  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Susan, I asked LC. She said taste the dripping for salt levels. She is thinking it may be toooo salty for making gravy depending how much salt was in the brine. Certainly ok to use it for gravy, but before you spend the time making it, taste the drippings. You will know from there if usable, or not.
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 http://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit www.bubbatim.com for BRISKET HELP
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  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    how are you feeling today?
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 http://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit www.bubbatim.com for BRISKET HELP
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,019
    Looks great, Susan! I don't believe I'd try to make gravy out of that pan full of stuff! What kind of bread is that??!
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  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,430
    Thanks! I think it is doable not to salty, I feel fine or were you asking Beli?
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    that does not look like one of the "twins" What happened LOL and I think I would pass on the gravy. you might get by with diluting it with a little white wine and boxed broth, just use just a cup or so for the smoke flavor?? If you are not a gravy person then..... might not be worth the effort. Julie
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  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    I was asking Beli. He flew off the side of a mountain on his ATV.
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 http://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit www.bubbatim.com for BRISKET HELP
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    much better my friend TKS.......miss my ATV though... :(
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    and did you have anything under the pan the bread was in? if you raise it up a little off the plate setter it might not burn as bad. top looked great!
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  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,430
    bubba tim wrote:
    I was asking Beli. He flew off the side of a mountain on his ATV.

    :ohmy: Glad you are feeling better!
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  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,430
    Julie what are you doing reading post. We are waiting for pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I miss them?
    Egret it was no knead, where are your pictures?
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  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    Nice color on the bird!. Guave,Pecan and sugar cane are three woods I have yet to use.
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,665
    Nice looking bird Susan ;) Just started a chicken and cornish hen but I'd rather have your turkey. :P Someone on Skype was looking for your advice on mussels. Oh,, the bread looks great too.
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  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,430
    TomM24 wrote:
    Nice color on the bird!. Guave,Pecan and sugar cane are three woods I have yet to use.

    Tom your recipe just tweaked it a little Thanks! This is the only way I make turkeys
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  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,475
    Must be something in the air today for turkey. I found a package of smoked turkey we had frozen from the last Spring Chicken cook. Had a sandwich for lunch and it was delicious. Yours looks great. Let us know when it is time for sammiches....
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  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    Neat! was the guave a good change?
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  • Now that you are doing better, how's the ATV doing?
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  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,430
    Yes, I like the guava wood not overpowering
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