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View Poll Results: What kind of Turkey did you buy?
Fresh - I'll brine it myself 3 14.29%
Fresh - I'll butter/oil it myself 2 9.52%
Fresh Kosher Pre-Brined 0 0%
Fresh or Frozen Organic or Free-Range 2 9.52%
Frozen Inexpensive - Self-basting 4 19.05%
Frozen Young Turkey 9 42.86%
Butterball 1 4.76%
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:48 PM   #51
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We'll be heading down to our relatives on Thanksgiving Day. Two different types of turkey will be served as usual. One will be the dryer Western style turkey (which I prefer) and the other will be a very wet Central American style turkey with lots of broth.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:55 PM   #52
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I'm heading to my folk's place for Thanksgiving, so the kind of turkey I'll be eating... is someone elses!

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #53
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I bought the cheapest frozen closest to 14lb turkey I could find at the grocery store (HEB).. I'll be brining it tonight and rubbing it with the "sticky chicken" spices (makes like a rostiserrie chicken) tomorrow and slow roasting it Thursday. I use Alton Brown's brine, with the addition of orange peels.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:40 PM   #54
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Reading everyone's posts here has been so helpful. I ended up getting an all natural Fresh Young Turkey 20lb from Trader Joe's, vegetarian-fed, no antibiotics, that is already brined. I liked Alton Brown's recipe that was posted so I printed it off and will pick up after the brining part and follow it starting with the aromatics. Next year I might brine it myself if this one doesn't meet my expectations.

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