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Goldenfinger 10-12-2013 03:21 PM

Canadian Turkey Day Marathon
 
Well, the big day is here if you live in Canada... :biggrin1:

Preparation for Sunday starts today... along with all of the great things to follow... a great Saturday of College Ball and CFL, leading into tomorrow's NFL sch'd., and a day of rest on Monday... Happy Thanksgiving Canada..! :clap:

After a practice run on the UDS the other week, we decided to up our game a little and brine our first turkey.
Here is what we made...

In large pot...

1 Gallon (4L) Chicken Broth
1 Cup Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1pc Cinnamon Stick

Bring ingredients to rolling boil...
Turn-Off heat then add...

2 Cups Apple Juice
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4 Cup Dark Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
1/4 Cup Cooking Molasses

2 pcs Sliced Oranges
2 pcs Sliced Lemons
2 pcs Chopped Celery Sticks
1 Small Slivered Yellow Onion
1 pc Minced Head of Garlic

1/4 Cup Cracked Black Pepper
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Chinese Five Spice

Let cool and place in sterilized cooler w/Turkey, breast side down. Add ice to keep cool.

http://i.imgur.com/Bg2r68fl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0ZiVcwgl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dwcMqgIl.jpg

Along with the 15# turkey were gonna add a 10# pork shoulder to our Sunday UDS cook...

A little homemade rub...
http://i.imgur.com/ai6pBk6l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/53rPYKql.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4istQDzl.jpg

And back into the fridge until 6:00am...

Now for today's cooking... our first "Naked Fattie" :mod:
It was supposed to be breakfast, but now will call it a snack.
Cooked on my Weber Performer.

http://i.imgur.com/HK1plALl.jpg

And for supper... a little rib action...
http://i.imgur.com/9NR9VtZl.jpg

More to come... the thread's just begun...

Jayblefty 10-12-2013 03:26 PM

Doin it RIGHT!!! Hopefully you have a crowd to feed with all that grub!!!

Goldenfinger 10-12-2013 03:35 PM

Yep!
It's gonna be a good-er..! :-D

Anyone have suggestions for what to cook on Monday..?

Gore 10-12-2013 05:24 PM

We've decided to opt for chicken for the big day this year. I wish I could talk the rest of the family into an untraditional Thanksgiving ... like ribs. :hungry:

Goldenfinger 10-12-2013 06:00 PM

Okay... snack finished.
A little mesquite smoke and things are good to go.
http://i.imgur.com/JiP2AzQl.jpg

On to Saturday supper... stay tuned... UDS is fired-up :arrow:
http://i.imgur.com/VDsR696l.jpg

Some goodies for tomorrow... courtesy of my daughter... :-D
http://i.imgur.com/P1aSq8Tl.jpg

More to come...

sliding_billy 10-12-2013 06:59 PM

Looks great. I told the Canadian guy I work with that I would have a big plate of poutine to celebrate his holiday. :-D

Goldenfinger 10-12-2013 07:17 PM

At least add some pulled pork to it... everything is better with meat..! :-D

spedly 10-12-2013 08:55 PM

Looking good Goldenfinger! I'm on a barbecue moratorium until my new Pitmaker pit arrives on Wednesday but I have a turkey brining as we speak: strong tea, lemon, Big Rock IPA, salt, sugar. I'll be cooking it in the oven tomorrow but will fire up my Weber to heat up my wife's homemade cabbage rolls and perogies. Can't wait!!

Goldenfinger 10-12-2013 09:49 PM

Here's the ribs...

http://i.imgur.com/68w1khMl.jpg

Full. Tired. Big day tomorrow... we'll pick this up again in the a.m.

Thanks Brethren. :-D

Goldenfinger 10-12-2013 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spedly (Post 2656168)
Looking good Goldenfinger! I'm on a barbecue moratorium until my new Pitmaker pit arrives on Wednesday but I have a turkey brining as we speak: strong tea, lemon, Big Rock IPA, salt, sugar. I'll be cooking it in the oven tomorrow but will fire up my Weber to heat up my wife's homemade cabbage rolls and perogies. Can't wait!!

Best of luck tomorrow..!
I noticed that Pitmaker does custom paint... will yours be sporting some Rider Pride..?

spedly 10-13-2013 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goldenfinger (Post 2656231)
Best of luck tomorrow..!
I noticed that Pitmaker does custom paint... will yours be sporting some Rider Pride..?

As a matter of fact, yes. :) And thanks for the luck. I hope it turns out as well as yours is looking! I've never cooked a turkey before so I'm wandering into uncharted territory.

Banjoe 10-13-2013 07:26 AM

Hey, Brandon isn't that far away. I'm heading out to follow that smoke trail.

Don't worry, I won't be any bother. I'll bring my own knife & fork.

Goldenfinger 10-13-2013 08:41 AM

Big day is here... and a crisp -2C (28F) with frost to help with waking-up.
http://i.imgur.com/sriJdNbl.jpg

My Performer lighting-up the UDS
http://i.imgur.com/1WcJzDSl.jpg

Pork Shoulder is first on (top rack)...
http://i.imgur.com/P86ycUfl.jpg

The pork shoulder will be used to baste the turkey on rack 2, and there is a water bowl on rack 3 that we're gonna use to catch the drippings from both... should make for a great Franken-gravy later. :becky:

Grillman 10-13-2013 08:52 AM

It looks like you're off to a good start.

And....Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian Brethren!:wave:

spedly 10-13-2013 09:00 AM

*droooool*

BTW that's no UDS. That's a really nice looking drum smoker! ;) Is it homemade or is it from a kit?


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