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Our Turkey #8002013
11/23/23 06:09 PM
11/23/23 06:09 PM
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Raised 16, gave some to my sisters, son's inlaws, friends and cut up, vac-sealed and froze 6 the same size as the one we cooked today, 40 pounds as it went into the oven (no stuffing). That means we have 240 pounds of turkey in the freezer.

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Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002027
11/23/23 06:23 PM
11/23/23 06:23 PM
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Wow!
Leftovers for WEEKS!!!

Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002030
11/23/23 06:26 PM
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Thats amazing. I'm not even sure that would fit in our oven. We brine our birds, would have to use a garbage can for those suckers.

Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002057
11/23/23 07:04 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Look at the size of that bird!!!!!!! What a great lady you have to cook such a beast!!!

Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002060
11/23/23 07:06 PM
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A forty pound bird, I would think that would be hard to lift in and out of the oven.

Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002061
11/23/23 07:07 PM
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Makes the 26lber I did look small.


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Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002086
11/23/23 07:34 PM
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Jeez, Eric, is that the type of bird they used to promote WKRP with?


Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002152
11/23/23 09:04 PM
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What breed of turkey is that? Does it still breed naturally?


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Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002298
11/24/23 05:55 AM
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How long it take to get it to 40 lbs?


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Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002384
11/24/23 07:54 AM
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Happy Thanks giving to you and thanks for all you did for us10 years ago hunt bear in NJ. And thanks from the trapping community for all you have done there too......jk


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Re: Our Turkey [Re: jk] #8002406
11/24/23 08:16 AM
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Big bird

Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002657
11/24/23 03:39 PM
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Turkey was a Mammoth Bronze and was 18 weeks old. Brined it in a Coleman cooler. We have a big oven. Key to really good turkey is to put it back in the cooler after it is removed from the oven and leave it in there for at least 1 hour before carving. Steams itself and makes very moist meat. We had 24 friends and relatives for Thanksgiving and all will be back this afternoon for left overs. Wife's specialty is a cranberry-apple pie. Was consumed so fast I didn't get a picture!
Gray fox is eating at the turkey head and guts pile behind my barn. There are so few of them around I am hesitant about snaring him. Eric

Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002698
11/24/23 05:09 PM
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Here's ours. We let them go this year and had ham instead. They need to fatten up a bit in my opinion.

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Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8002748
11/24/23 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by eric space
Turkey was a Mammoth Bronze and was 18 weeks old. Brined it in a Coleman cooler. We have a big oven. Key to really good turkey is to put it back in the cooler after it is removed from the oven and leave it in there for at least 1 hour before carving. Steams itself and makes very moist meat. We had 24 friends and relatives for Thanksgiving and all will be back this afternoon for left overs. Wife's specialty is a cranberry-apple pie. Was consumed so fast I didn't get a picture!
Gray fox is eating at the turkey head and guts pile behind my barn. There are so few of them around I am hesitant about snaring him. Eric

Thank you very much!


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Re: Our Turkey [Re: eric space] #8003365
11/25/23 01:41 PM
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Holy Smokes Eric, that is the largest breast I have ever seen on a Turkey. You should take some close ups of that bird and sell them to some cooking network. smile

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