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HELP?! Alton Brown Turkey Temperature

gracefulbutcher | Nov 17, 2009 04:02 AM

I am making my first Thanksgiving and have decided to make Alton Brown's Brined and Roasted Turkey because it has gotten so many rave reviews. However I am in a predicament. It seems his cooking times for the turkey have changed over the past 10 years. In his original show with the turkey he puts a foil triangle over the breast and cooks it to 161. But last night on a Food Network Thanksgiving Special he made the same bird but without the foil triangle and cooked it to 151. After letting it rest for 15 minutes the temp had risen to 161.

So my question, which way should I cook my turkey? To 161 w/the foil triangle or 151 without the triaingle?

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