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BEER CAN TURKEY

BEER CAN TURKEY  Raichlen fan Steve Hoch of Wheaton, Illinois, made a beer can turkey for Thanksgiving, and decided to reprise his success for Christmas. (That's his Thanksgiving bird above.) He reports he took advantage of every opportunity to keep the turkey moist. He first brined the bird, then positioned it on a 16-ounce can of beer (drained of half its contents). Steve also poured turkey broth into the drip pan and sprayed the bird with...

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE! One thing is a given at a Raichlen family Thanksgiving: A smoke-roasted turkey will be the centerpiece of the holiday meal. One of our favorites was this Orange-Brined Turkey perfected on the set of Steven's television show, Primal Grill (see a still shot of the filming above). And the leftovers, served on a sandwich with Orange Mayo, were killer. Normally, smoking is done at lower temperatures, typically 225 to 250...

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JERKY

JERKY, REDUX We had no idea when we published the jerky edition of "Up in Smoke" recently that it would generate such a great response. Jerky, it seems, has a huge legion of fans. (Sign up here for the free monthly newsletter: see the white newsletter link on the left.) One of those fans is Steven's colleague in barbecue, Nancy Loseke, who recently wrote an e-book on jerky for Traeger Pellet Grills. (Her Texas 075, loaded with smoking meat, is...

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GIFT – BBQ U

FOR THE HOLIDAYS: BBQ U GIFT CERTIFICATES  Many of you have asked about gift certificates for BBQ U. Well, here they are for the June 8-11 and June 12-15, 2011, sessions. This is the most ambitious class yet, covering Icons of Barbecue, Grilling with Edge, and Global Tailgating. Learn how to prepare coffee-rubbed brisket, fire pit ribs, whole fish in a salt crust, bourbon-brined turkey, Kobe-style beef sliders, grilled lobster, lemongrass...

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TURKEY

JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING  Happy T-Day, everyone! We'd like to suggest orange- and brown-sugar brined turkey with Madeira-orange gravy. Find the recipe in Planet Barbecue on page 407. Be sure you make a large enough bird to have leftovers so you can make a smoked turkey and orange-mayo sandwich. Find the recipe at Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen.

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Mantastic

FROM THE MAILBAG: LETTER FROM AFGHANISTAN  Dear Steven, I am currently deployed in Afghanistan with the 101 Screaming Eagle Division out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. We were talking about manly subjects the other day and we found ourselves debating about the manliest meat (1. Steak; 2. Bacon; 3. Beef Jerky - was our conclusion), which quickly lead to our idea of cooking a qual in a duck and a duck in a turkey, a turkey in a pig, a pig in...

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MIDDLE EASTERN GRILL

A MIDDLE EAST CLASSIC ON THE GRILL  Shawarma--thinly sliced spiced lamb or poultry roasted on a vertical spit--is an icon of Middle Eastern street food. So how do you cook it on a conventional grill? Here's how we did it recently on the set of Le Maitre du Grill. The recipe's in Planet Barbecue on page 409. You start by directly grilling thin slices of spice-rubbed turkey over charcoal. Stack the turkey slices in a pile and thinly...

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody

Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody To celebrate here's the cinnamon-orange brined turkey we made at Primal Grill III. Recipe in our November newsletter. If you don't yet get our newsletter, sign up now at barbecuebible.com. It's free and in December you'll get our annual holiday barbecue gift guide. Steven cooked the turkey in an offset barrel smoker (left). You can also use a Big Green Egg (left in the background) or upright water smoker, like...

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Smoking Thanksgiving Turkey

When it comes to cooking turkey for Thanksgiving, I know of no better method than smoking. The low, slow cooking keeps the bird--even the delicate white meat--moist. The smoke adds a bold dimension of flavor. Cooking the turkey on the grill frees up your oven for the side dishes and it gives you an excuse to stay outdoors enjoying the crisp fall weather and sip a few cold ones with your friends. Best of all, it's a very easy way to cook a turkey and...

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