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Thanksgiving turkey #8453546 11/19/21 05:06 PM
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We're having a Blue Slate heritage turkey for Thanksgiving this year. Picked it up yesterday and processed last night.
Not sure if we'll brine it or not. Looking forward to the taste.
Got a nice rooster thrown in for free, he's a this spring's bird and the owner said he needs to be gone so we took him.
These guys raise a variety of birds, hogs and goats .

Hold tight on the wings when looping off the heads.

Our bird is the one in the middle . He dressed out at 10 lbs 14 oz, perfect for the 2 of us. Feathers will be trapping lure and bait.

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Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: Wytex] #8453549 11/19/21 05:08 PM
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Nice, I am brining one and smoking it, my dad is making baby backs. I am just making a turkey for my mom and the others who like to taste turkey once a year.


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Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: Wytex] #8453553 11/19/21 05:10 PM
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Herbie, I've been researching brines for this bird. Do you use a salt/sugar blend in your brine and do you soak you bird in clean water after the brine? Not wanting a salty bird for the oven.

Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: Wytex] #8453561 11/19/21 05:13 PM
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This is the brine I am going to do: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/turkey_brine/


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Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: Wytex] #8453563 11/19/21 05:16 PM
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Thank you sir.

Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: Wytex] #8453608 11/19/21 05:58 PM
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Awesome ! up

Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: 1955] #8453622 11/19/21 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 1955
Awesome ! up


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Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: Wytex] #8453686 11/19/21 06:45 PM
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Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: bill oxner] #8453745 11/19/21 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner

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No surprised you're a breast man.

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I see what you did there. bolt


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Re: Thanksgiving turkey [Re: Wytex] #8453795 11/19/21 08:24 PM
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Sorry Bill, I couldn't resist.

Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

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Nice

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