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Episode Info: In This Episode In this episode, we talk all things Thanksgiving turkey. Including brining, preparing, cooking outside on a smoker, grill or fryer as well as some memorable Thanksgiving memories from Rob and Brandon. Mentioned In This Episode The Fat Man’s Brine (with some small modifications) a turkey brine Rob has used for decades.Oklahoma Joe’s Highland Offset Smoker (Rob’s smoker, aka “Bertha”. That has cooked the majority of turkey over the last 17 years)The Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer  (Brandon’s new favorite way to cook a turkey)   Episode Transcript Rob Ainbinder 0:01 It’s interesting when we as men managed to wrestle this away from those that typically do it. You know, I sometimes take it as it as a big win for mankind. Because proportionally there’s still a lot of turkeys are cooked in the oven. You are in the dad huddle, the show where we invite you to join us in improving the playbook on fatherhood. I’m your co-host Rob Ainbinder, the Digital Dad, father to one and you’re joined in the huddle by my co-host Brandon Billinger. The Rookie Dad father of two growing boys. Brandon Billinger 0:38 Hello, how are you doing there, Rob? Rob Ainbinder 0:42 Doing well, Brandon, how are you doing? Brandon Billinger 0:44 Oh, I’m hanging in there. You know, that’s it seems to be my go-to thing. It’s just I’m hanging in there. Sometimes. That’s all that matters. Rob Ainbinder 0:52 Yeah, you know, some days you just have to put one foot in front of the other. Brandon Billinger 0:57 And after the week I had last week Yes. That’s exactly how I feel, I’m like alright and just right keep keep on truckin there’s there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Rob Ainbinder 1:09 There is light at the end of the tunnel. You made it to another day. Brandon Billinger 1:14 That’s right things are going to get better. I can guarantee you that Rob Ainbinder 1:17 Every day above dirt is a good one. Brandon Billinger 1:19 That’s right. That’s right. Rob Ainbinder 1:22 So we have today the big run up to Thanksgiving. Brandon Billinger 1:29 Yeah, yeah, we’re recording this the week before Thanksgiving. So we thought we’d give you some tips, tricks, hacks. Things not to do when you’re cooking the Thanksgiving turkey or whatever you happen to be cooking for Thanksgiving or whenever as a matter. Yeah, I mean, because you don’t just have to cook a turkey on Thanksgiving. Rob Ainbinder 1:55 That’s true. You don’t you can cook a turkey anytime. Brandon Billinger 1:59 You can cook it on Black Friday. Rob Ainbinder 2:02 Yeah. Christmas Day. Yeah, there you go. There you go cook it on July 4. Brandon Billinger 2:08 Whoo. What’s more American than that? Rob Ainbinder 2:12 Right, Thanksgiving, thanksgiving in the summer. Brandon Billinger 2:17 That sounds like an idea. Rob Ainbinder 2:19 We’re going to be talking about mostly is cooking turkey outside. Brandon Billinger 2:24 Yeah. Rob Ainbinder 2:25 Yeah. So the thing abou...
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