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by Smokin Mike
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Wet Works: Brines, Mops, Dips and Sauces
Topic: Maple and Brown Sugar Turkey Brine
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Maple and Brown Sugar Turkey Brine

Credit: https://www.thespruceeats.com/maple-and-brown-sugar-brine-333863 Additional resource on how to brine a turkey; https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-brine-a-turkey-336400 I've tried a handful of holiday turkey brines and I keep coming back to this one. It has a rich smoky flavor and the turke...
by Smokin Mike
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Wet Works: Brines, Mops, Dips and Sauces
Topic: Grilled Oyster Sauce
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Grilled Oyster Sauce

Man that sounds delicious. Never grilled oysters I like'em raw. But will try grilled walk me through the process brother. Thank you --Dan Really not that much to it. Get a hot charcoal fire going in the grill. Place oysters cupped side down on the grate. Wait for them to start opening up. You may h...
by Smokin Mike
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: What's Cooking?
Topic: What are you cooking for Thanksgiving
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: What are you cooking for Thanksgiving

I don't deviate much from year to year but my standard fare is hickory smoked turkey that I use a holiday brine on, sweet potato casserole, rice and giblet gravy, collard greens, turkey gravy for those squeamish about giblets, some sort of dressing, and of course pumpkin pie for dessert. A nice bott...
by Smokin Mike
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Smoking and Grilling
Topic: Cold weather techniques
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Cold weather techniques

I don't own a pellet cooker or have even run one but I do know how they work. On a normal day you should be able to set the temperature and the pellet feed controller will do whatever it takes to maintain the desired temperature. So yes, on colder days it will consume more fuel. With that being said...
by Smokin Mike
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Smoking and Grilling
Topic: Thanksgiving Turkey
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: Thanksgiving Turkey

Spatchcocking the bird I've spatchcocked many a chicken but never a turkey probably because of area constraints but if you have room it'll certainly cook more evenly and perhaps quicker. it had been suggested that covering the cooker with a welding blanket might make sense/quote] Usually done if it...
by Smokin Mike
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Smoking and Grilling
Topic: Thanksgiving Turkey
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: Thanksgiving Turkey

Not sure what kind of advice you're wanting but I say go for it. I've cooked during a snow storm before for Christmas dinner. It turned out well. Had to build a makeshift shelter but we got-her-done. I would definitely recommend brining your turkey overnight and using a higher heat than normal. Got ...
by Smokin Mike
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Wood and Charcoal
Topic: Deal on Expert Grill Charcoal
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Deal on Expert Grill Charcoal

What's the story of this new "Brazillian hardwood briquettes" I am seeing at Kroger? I wish I could tell you. Our Kroger stores went bye bye when they shut down and Harris Teeter moved in. I believe Kroger owns HT or they swapped stores or some other business arrangement. Anyway, no Brazi...
by Smokin Mike
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Hello all

Hi Dan, thanks for joining us. Looking forward to your participation here.

Mike
by Smokin Mike
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Attn: gandrfab, Need any work?
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Attn: gandrfab, Need any work?

From the remnants of Hurricane Zeta as it swept through central NC last week;

A cedar tree crushed the t-top on my boat :shock:
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by Smokin Mike
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: We've lost another TSR friend
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: We've lost another TSR friend

He will always be remembered as the crazy guy with all those kettles... and he sure knew how to take a kettle to its limits.