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kitts21
11-24-2011, 06:55 AM
I will be roasting my brined bird in the oven, do I still need to let it rest for a while before putting it in there? Or will the skin be ok if I remove it from the brine rinse and in the oven,since it is being cooked at a higher temp, than a smoker?

SmokeWatcher
11-24-2011, 07:12 AM
I usually go from brine to cooker without resting. The high temps should crisp it up alright.

kitts21
11-24-2011, 07:21 AM
Thanks, I was starting to worry that my cooking schedule was going to be messed up. I am at peace once more.

Skidder
11-24-2011, 07:41 AM
I brine, rinse then at the very least dry with a few paper towels usually tho I let it dry in the fridge for a few hours then cook

Terry The Toad
11-24-2011, 07:25 PM
Probably too late for today's cook, but for what it's worth: I brined, rinsed, patted it dry and let it sit on the counter for about 15 minutes. Then it went into the smoker. It turned out great.

Wampus
11-24-2011, 07:34 PM
I always like to pull mine from the brine the night before the cook and let it sit in the fridge overnight to rest. I always cook my turkeys at at least 325, but usually closer to 400 and still like to rest them to dehydrate the skin.

viper1
11-25-2011, 01:03 AM
I pull from brine and let sit 1-2 hrs at room temp after washing and drying. Gives brine a chance to even out and time to warm a little be for hitting smoker. Takes less time to get back to temp.

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kitts21
11-26-2011, 03:47 AM
Well, I have to say thanks to everyone for their help. This was the best turkey I have made to date. Now I will confess I didn't smoke it, but I did brine it. And when it was done, I couldn't get the juice to stop ozzing out of the bird. I let it rest on the counter in a foil tent for about 30-45 min. and I had to empty my turkey carving board 3 times. Even after I cut it up there was still alot of juice in it. I will never do another turkey with out brining. Sorry no pic's but I was to busy cutting and plating to get the camera.

Bbqin fool
11-26-2011, 10:49 AM
I brine, rinse then at the very least dry with a few paper towels usually tho I let it dry in the fridge for a few hours then cook

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