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How are you cooking your Turkey this Year?

By November 13, 2013

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The biggest turkey day of the year is nearly upon us and millions of Americans and scrambling to figure out the best recipe, cooking method, and secret tricks to making the best turkey yet. Personally I believe in a good brine regardless of how you are cooking your bird. However they kind of cooker the turkey goes in is going to be the biggest influence on the taste. I know that most everyone uses the oven to cook their Thanksgiving turkey and that's fine. But there are those of us out there willing to try out the smoker, grill or fryer to cook up our big meal. So this weeks question is:

POLL: How are you cooking your Turkey this Year?
1) Oven Roasting
2) Smoking
3) Grilling
4) Frying
5) Not Having Turkey
6) Other (Please Specify in the Comments)


November 12, 2008 at 5:31 pm
(1) CB says:

Preparing it in The Big Easy oil-less infrared ‘fryer’ dude!

November 15, 2008 at 5:53 pm
(2) LC says:

Going to try the orion cooker

November 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm
(3) VM says:

I’m using The Big Easy turkey fryer, too!

November 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm
(4) DC says:

Decided to use the good old Farberware electric grill with the optional rotisserie. It is reliable, and pretty much set and forget vs the outside gas grill in the cold and snow and wind. Our indoor oven will be busy with other things.

November 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm
(5) ArmadilloPepper says:

I’m smoking the turkey this year.

November 18, 2009 at 11:00 am
(6) VM says:

The Big Easy again!

November 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm
(7) phil perrin says:

Been doing the holiday bird on my WSM since I got it. Tastes great,and frees up the oven for dressing and green bean casserole!! :-)

November 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm
(8) Juan M says:

I’m using a “Caja China” (China Box)this year.
This box generates a tremendous amount of heat and cooks the food very fast. Last year it took less than 4 hrs to roast a 108 lbs hog. The pork was so well cooked that it was falling off the bone. A Turkey should take only about 45 mins. to a hour. I’ll be able to slept late and not miss any of the games.

November 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm
(9) David says:

I’ll be cooking my turkey in the SRG (Smoker / Roaster/Grill) by Char Broil. As good as a deep fried (in oil) bird without the oil and hazards!

November 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm
(10) Shadows says:

I will be cooking it over an open fire on a hand turned spit.

November 10, 2012 at 9:52 am
(11) Sanford Clark says:

I will be smoking a turkey for the first time this year……. Good luck to me.

November 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm
(12) Rae says:

I will be using a table top rotisserie

November 16, 2013 at 9:43 am
(13) darrell says:

tried them all and i’ve settled on the Big Ez Oil-less Fryer. brine it over night, put the thermometer in the breast, put it in the basket and go do what ever. in 3-4 hrs you have the PERFECT turkey. or pork loin or chicken or beef tip, or kabobs or what ever.

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