Grill-Roasted Turkey for Charcoal Grill

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 1999, America's Test Kitchen TV

How to take the guesswork out of grill-roasting the holiday bird over charcoal or gas.

SERVES10 to 12

TIME3 hours, plus 12 hours brining, 1 hour soaking, and 20 minutes resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a grill-roasted turkey recipe with crisp skin and moist meat wonderfully perfumed with smoke, we determined that a small (less than 14 pounds) bird was best; the skin on larger birds will burn before the meat is done. Brining the turkey...

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