Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 48
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 26,213, Level: 49
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 337
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    cloneluke80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    1,740
    Points
    26,213
    Level
    49
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 39
    Given: 129

    How do you prepare your turkey?

    So I am doing the turkey this year. Which I like to do, but I have done the whole throw it in the oven thing... it was just meh...

    I will still cook in oven
    I am going to brine it the night before

    Should I stuff it?
    Any other tips?

    I'm not a big turkey fryer guy or grill guy, you guys can talk about it but I want more of the oven advice...



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 136,266, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    8,334
    Points
    136,266
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,285
    Given: 2,850

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Last year was my first year frying (& also first year of me doing the turkey rather than my mom or some other female relative). Everyone loved it. Definitely will be frying them each year now. I used cajun dry rub last year & will probably do the same again. I'm adding some injected marinade this time.



  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 15,143, Level: 37
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 507
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Deanster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    425
    Points
    15,143
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 118
    Given: 125

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    You gotta smoke that bird!



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 112,360, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    stormchaser2014's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    8,876
    Points
    112,360
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,951
    Given: 3,012

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    I eat chicken on Thanksgiving, don't judge


    When you find that one show that connects you to the world, you become someone different. Someone better. When that show is taken from you, what do you become then?

    May 30th & 31st 9pm

    Stripper Security

  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 544,247, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 75.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    39,654
    Points
    544,247
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,926
    Given: 2,941

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    We cook it upside down for several hours to get the white meat juicy, then cook it right side up for the last hour or two to get the skin crispy.

    Quote Originally Posted by stormchaser2014 View Post
    I eat chicken on Thanksgiving, don't judge
    Communist...


    "That's what I do. I drink, and I know things." - Tyrion Lannister

    "Success is just failure that hasn't happened yet." - life advice from Latrell Spreewell


  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 274,262, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    20,658
    Points
    274,262
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,843
    Given: 167

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    My grandma does it.


    The Official Paul Rhode's Salt Truck Driver.

  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 153,955, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cyclones500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    13,046
    Points
    153,955
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,230
    Given: 2,416

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    So I am doing the turkey this year. Which I like to do, but I have done the whole throw it in the oven thing... it was just meh...

    I will still cook in oven
    I am going to brine it the night before

    Should I stuff it?
    Any other tips?

    I'm not a big turkey fryer guy or grill guy, you guys can talk about it but I want more of the oven advice...
    I'm still a novice (roughly five years as turkey-maker) and I typically go by the book, too, but a couple of things that have worked for me:

    *If you aren't cooking the stuffing inside the bird, put some chopped onion & garlic in the cavity.
    *Put turkey in oven, then mix a bloody mary.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 112,360, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    stormchaser2014's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    8,876
    Points
    112,360
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,951
    Given: 3,012

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    We cook it upside down for several hours to get the white meat juicy, then cook it right side up for the last hour or two to get the skin crispy.



    Communist...
    Chicken is still a bird


    When you find that one show that connects you to the world, you become someone different. Someone better. When that show is taken from you, what do you become then?

    May 30th & 31st 9pm

    Stripper Security

  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 37,877, Level: 60
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,173
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    letsCYber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    U.S. of A.
    Posts
    1,610
    Points
    37,877
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 158
    Given: 82

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    So I am doing the turkey this year. Which I like to do, but I have done the whole throw it in the oven thing... it was just meh...

    I will still cook in oven
    I am going to brine it the night before

    Should I stuff it?
    Any other tips?

    I'm not a big turkey fryer guy or grill guy, you guys can talk about it but I want more of the oven advice...
    Here's all you need to know.



    a/s/l?

  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 73,706, Level: 84
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 1,144
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    timappelgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Posts
    2,337
    Points
    73,706
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 9

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    We cover the bird in bacon before we put it in the oven.


    R.I.P "Gibbons" 4/3/2012
    R.I.P RollsRoyce 4/12/2012

  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 709,775, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    29,928
    Points
    709,775
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,138
    Given: 886

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    The first thing I do is my wife tells me what kind of turkey she bought. Then around 9:00 or so on Thanksgiving I wake up and my wife tells me that the turkey is in the oven. Then when she tells me to I take the turkey out of the oven. Then we eat the turkey. Anything that happens inbetween those steps is anyone's best guess.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 37,877, Level: 60
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,173
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    letsCYber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    U.S. of A.
    Posts
    1,610
    Points
    37,877
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 158
    Given: 82

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    The first thing I do is my wife tells me what kind of turkey she bought. Then around 9:00 or so on Thanksgiving I wake up and my wife tells me that the turkey is in the oven. Then when she tells me to I take the turkey out of the oven. Then we eat the turkey. Anything that happens inbetween those steps is anyone's best guess.
    I'm glad you've effectively established roles.


    a/s/l?

  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 709,775, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    29,928
    Points
    709,775
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,138
    Given: 886

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    I'm glad you've effectively established roles.
    It's not that I expect her to do it, it's that she knows I'm incapable of doing it. But it all works out the same in the end.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 90,460, Level: 93
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 790
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hudson, Iowa
    Posts
    8,362
    Points
    90,460
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 145
    Given: 237

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Stuff and put in a cooking bag. Cooking bags are one of the best things that ever happen to preparing Turkey.



  15. #15
    Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
    Points: 674,756, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 35.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Mr Janny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    28,036
    Points
    674,756
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6,735
    Given: 626

    Re: How do you prepare your turkey?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deanster View Post
    You gotta smoke that bird!
    this.

    Inject it with creole butter, liberally apply a spice rub, smoke it for12 hours with hickory chips.


    "What a horrible night to have a curse."
    -Simon Belmont

    "Please bury me with all my stuff, because you know it's mine..."
    -Master Shake

    "Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
    -Lorem Ipsum

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM