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- If you're brining a whole turkey, you are not likely to find a Ziplock bag big enough. Alton Brown once suggested that you get a clean bucket big enough for at least 1-2 gallons of water and line it with a food-safe plastic bag. Pour the brine in the bag, followed by the bird. A 5-gallon bucket should be big enough
- A whole turkey needs to be in the brine overnight. Twelve hours or so.
- Make sure the bird is *completely* thawed before brining.
- Rinse the bird (cold water) before and after brining.
- After rinsing the second time, dry it with paper towels inside and out.
- Make sure the bird sits for 30-45 min coming up to room temp before putting it in the oven. If you take the time to spatchcock or dry rub it, you'll be almost there anyway.
- A tub spread like Olivio can also be used in place of the butter. It can be easier to work with. I added a little bit of the compound spread to the top of the skin as well as it makes the dry rub adhere a bit better.
- Any kind of rub works just fine as he states in the recipe. I used Rudy's BBQ Turkey Rub and it was awesome.
- This is one of the few cases where mesquite would probably work well; it can be too strong a flavor for most smoke bbq, but this might be an exception (for the record, I used pecan wood and it was terrific).
- About 90 min of cooking time should be all that is required because you've removed the backbone and flattened the bird.
- Make smoked chicken enchiladas with sour cream green chile salsa, New Mexico style (use Hatch chiles) and a bit of jack cheese with any leftovers. You're welcome.
|7 hours 30 min ago||Not enough||
Bare female breasts. Zipper head hairstyle quota met, though.
|11 hours 11 sec ago||HAD||
A nice chandelier.
|11 hours 24 min ago||He's a blast at parties||
|15 hours 34 min ago||Hey||
Probably just an oversight. Stitt happens.
|16 hours 42 min ago||Probably not necessary||
I found that the chicken cooked very evenly without removing the keel bone. I think the fact that the thighs are pushed to the sides and the legs are tucked back helps.
|17 hours 45 min ago||Brining||
As soon as the brine is *completely* cooled, you can put the bird in it.
A few other tips for brining:
|18 hours 4 min ago||PRO TIP||
Disney uses an injection for their turkey legs. It's one of the secrets. I don't know what they use in the injection, but I saw them do it on one of those Travel Channel "behind the scenes" specials.
|18 hours 53 min ago||Excellent tips||
Bringing is really important for smoking poultry because the breast meat can get dry. The great thing about the spatchcock recipe here is that no brining is needed.
I like the spice rub recipe you've provided. I'll give it a try. Thanks!
|19 hours 3 min ago||"Accountability"||
Yes, and many other platitudes as well.
|19 hours 13 min ago||WSM||
I finally bought one this year and I could kick myself for not doing so sooner. I agree that the more direct heat of a kettle seems to do the trick for poultry.
One note about peanut oil: due to allergies in the family (peanuts and tree nuts are big no-no's) I have looked for suitable alternatives. Cotton seed oil works if you're deep frying due to the high smoke point and neutral flavor. For the purposes of this recipe, any kind of oil would work well, or just spread a little butter or margarine on top of the skin.
|19 hours 18 min ago||Made this last weekend||
This recipe has been up on MMMGoBluBBQ's site for a couple of weeks and I had to try it. I can independently verify that this is probably the best smoked chicken recipe ever.
A few tips:
|20 hours 13 min ago||That's the point I didn't mention||
But I thought the same thing. Papers today don't have the resources they did even 10 years ago. Something like chasing down some random dude's assertion that his aunt got a crazy email probably doesn't make the cut when it comes to the decision on where they can afford to put their time investigating a story.
In this case - and it would hardly be the first time - an internet blog scooped the MSM. That's not even counting the numerous times that sites like Yahoo! Sports did a far better job of investigative reporting. That's got to sting a little and in that context, even mentioning the MGoBlog story is more than many other MSM outlets will do.
|21 hours 19 min ago||Agreed||
However, Angelique needs to play a delicate balancing act. She can't excoriate Dave Brandon lest she suffer JUB's fate (which would essentially put her out of a job). At the same time, she can't simply dismiss it outright. It was on ESPN, after all. That alone is newsworthy.
|22 hours 18 min ago||I hope he uses the phrase||
Because that would be cool.
|22 hours 20 min ago||I respond too||
However, it's more of a physiological response.
|1 day 9 hours ago||And steals||
From you, steals from me.
|1 day 11 hours ago||You might have considered adding the words||
|1 day 14 hours ago||That's okay||
Just trying to make you aware, but not fully aware.
|1 day 14 hours ago||This reply||
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|1 day 16 hours ago||Because||
While many are great, witty writters, few have minds burnished by their experiences of living in South Bend.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Small quibble||
I think some university presidents at some state schools like Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, etc., absolutely care a great deal about athletics. In some cases, that may be a result of the political atmosphere driven by their state governments (in re: Longhorn Network, Big 12 membership, etc. in recent years). Some of them have been intimately involved with the goings on of those departments.
Even at U-M, MSC was up to her neck in the Rich Rod transition from WVU. As I recall, it wasn't until her deposition was imminent that the university settled the buy-out.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Adults||
On paper, the NCAA is governed by the university presidents who also, indirectly, govern accreditation. It should all tie together, but the money, power, influence and image that flows to the schools as a result of the NCAA is way out of balance with what comes from academic reputation for most of them.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Not a snowball's chance in hell||
That anything substantive comes from this. It's not in the best interests of the NCAA or ACC for UNC to suffer serious consequences.
In terms of accreditation, I doubt it comes to that. There would be many questions that get asked that go well beyond the boundaries of the school. That's in no one's interest and other university presidents would be loathe to have someone hold up a mirror to their own institutions.
This may be one of those occasions when the issues just quietly go away.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Yeah, it's probably getting pretty boring||
Having fun all the time (other than on football Saturdays).
|1 day 21 hours ago||Schrodinger's AD||
If Dave Brandon were in a closed box with a vial of poison, he could be considered entirely dead because the narcissist in him couldn't resist the temptation to think it was a present and open it.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Right||
"Jumping the shark" meant the gimmick that marked the beginning of the end/decline. Dave and Maddy "doing it" (actually, any two TV characters finally breaking the sexual tension) introducing a new baby or child to the TV family, "tonight on a very special...", etc.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Simple arithmetic||
If Harbaugh gets half the endowment, the coordinators split the other half. Geez, man. That doesn't take The Mathlete to figure out.
|2 days 9 hours ago||That was awesome||
|2 days 12 hours ago||Oh shit||
Are you saying Henry Winkler is the new coach?
Where's Raback when we need him?
|2 days 12 hours ago||As Andrei Gromyko said||
"The statement of