Select the brine to fit your taste. We are using BAYOU BRINE
Defrost the Turkey under refrigeration then remove the bird from the bag.
Remove any gift packages in the bird. Check the cavity and neck area
Rinse the bird inside and out.
Place the bird into the brine bucket
Follow the directions on the Brine package and add your brine to 2 quarts of water in a pan on the stove.
Heat on HIGH for 5 minutes to dissolve the sugar and salt.
Cool the Brine mixture, add ICE water and mix well
Add Brine bag to bucket if desired
Place the water into the bucket. BE SURE TO COVER THE BIRD WITH BRINE.
Place in the fridge, fridge not big enough? Use a cooler large enough to fit the bucket and ice around the sides and over the top.
Brine for about 45 minutes per pound. Be sure not to over brine. If you desire a stronger flavor, use a stronger brine solution for the same amount of time. Example: 1.5 bags of brine for 45 minutes per pound
Remove from the brine solution, NO NEED TO RINSE.
Place 1-gallon zipper bag full of ice onto the breast area and secure using skewers
Leave the ice bag on for 1 hour, leave turkey in the pan and on the counter
TURKEY ON THE BIG GREEN EGG
Prepare your Big Green Egg for Indirect cooking and have your convEGGtor ready
Light the grill and grow the temperature into the 200-degree range
Add the convEGGtor to the egg at 200 degrees
Adjust the top and bottom vents until the egg reaches 325-350 degrees
Close the lid and maintain temp at 325-350 degrees
Remove the ice bag from the turkey, remove the turkey from the pan
Load the turkey onto the egg
Close the lid and start checking temps after 1 hour
Follow cooking times on our turkey tips sheet and cook to the proper temperatures for the white and dark meat
When turkey is done, remove from the Big Green Egg and rest, covered for 15-25 minutes
Carve and enjoy
Approx Big Green Egg Cooking times per pound: 15 mins per pound, set at 350 degrees INDIRECT
Big Green Egg Direct Cooking 8-10 Minutes per pound, set at 375 degrees DIRECT
Save those pan drippings, they make the best gravy.