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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   Most people defrost their Thanksgiving turkey in refrigerator. This family's traditional defrosting method uses their swimming pool   (wfla.com) divider line
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2020-11-24 10:19:46 PM  
I defrosted a turkey in a jet tub Saturday night. Not my traditional way of thawing but I was in a pinch and it worked pretty quickly.
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2020-11-24 10:21:43 PM  
The swimming pool gives your turkey that tangy chlorine taste.
 
2020-11-24 11:58:48 PM  
I don't know how well that brand bags their turkey but based on my fairly vast experience doing a shiatload of turkeys every holiday season, if that bag has even a pinhole in it, it's going to get pool water inside.  I guess it will still be ok to eat but...bleagh.

I think about 25% of the turkeys I have every thawed were sealed well.  If you brush that thing the wrong way on counter, table, the basket in the store, whatever, you will cause a hole in the packaging.

Just do this - put it in the ice chest on Monday morning and leave it open all day (close lid at night).  On Tuesday, take it out of the packaging, trim it and remove giblets - use warm water in the sink if there's still ice in the cavity (there usually is).  Put it on a baking tray and cover with wax paper and put it in the fridge until Thursday morning.  That usually does it for me.  If I miss Monday, I can "catch up" by putting the turkey on the granite counter top for most of the day on Tuesday and un-pack it on Wednesday.

Mind you, I do this for any turkey but most of them get fried so they *have* to be thawed all the way.  And I'm not talking about the turkey blowing up in oil, rather, I'm talking about the middle not being thawed (even slightly) will cause it to cook unevenly and/or can turn the skin black.
 
2020-11-25 12:56:40 AM  
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2020-11-25 1:23:48 AM  
don't forget to hire a turkey hooker! although in my town they charge $40, dadgammit I knew I was getting ripped off.

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/used to only charge $20
//but they truly are so easy!
 
2020-11-25 2:10:20 AM  
Leaving aside how morally gross it is to put your food in the same place as kid urine, stray chest hair and dead bees, why the hell would you toss the turkey in its original packaging? Why couldn't you at least put it in a new, sealed bag before doing your repugnant Florida shiat?
 
2020-11-25 2:48:48 AM  

Cagey B: Leaving aside how morally gross it is to put your food in the same place as kid urine, stray chest hair and dead bees, why the hell would you toss the turkey in its original packaging? Why couldn't you at least put it in a new, sealed bag before doing your repugnant Florida shiat?


hay! some people like dead bees!

but yeah... in recent years (Narrator: by which you mean the past two decades) - my brothers' parents use their 'bove-ground as mainly a dog-pooping factory, so... yeah.

als-Kind, our one "rich" aunt+uncle had a lovely ginormous in-ground at their farm - diving board, waterslide and everything... with plenty of signs such as

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2020-11-25 4:37:38 AM  

tintar: don't forget to hire a turkey hooker! although in my town they charge $40, dadgammit I knew I was getting ripped off.

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/used to only charge $20
//but they truly are so easy!


With the hook and some rope he could troll for gators in the pool!
 
2020-11-25 5:33:15 AM  
Uncle Ali is on his way
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2020-11-25 5:42:03 AM  
Guess they want all the salmonella too.
 
2020-11-25 9:49:14 AM  
Great fun doing butterballs off the diving board
 
2020-11-25 11:26:54 AM  
All that klo-reen should get any of the Covid-hoax-virus out, too, right?
 
2020-11-25 11:33:46 AM  

Cagey B: Leaving aside how morally gross it is to put your food in the same place as kid urine, stray chest hair and dead bees, why the hell would you toss the turkey in its original packaging? Why couldn't you at least put it in a new, sealed bag before doing your repugnant Florida shiat?


Probably because sealable bags that big aren't readily available and you'd have to special order one?  And if you're gonna go through that trouble, might as well just be a normal person and thaw the bird in the fridge.  Or buy a non-frozen one.
 
2020-11-25 12:55:32 PM  
We buy them fresh from a butcher.
 
2020-11-25 2:06:44 PM  
Water has a higher rate of thermal conductivity than air. Dare I say it - Florida man almost has the right idea.

Leaving the turkey inside a container of fresh water might be preferable, though.
 
2020-11-25 2:54:53 PM  
Da fuq is a frozen turkey? We order ours, pick it up a couple of days before.
 
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