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Old 10-21-2010, 06:30 AM   #16
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Join Date: 06-02-08
Location: Knoxville, TN

Sounds like you might have made up your mind, but I still wanted to keep the thread going.

I have smoked/fried turkeys for folks for the past few years (Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Usually it is for neighbors, friends and co-workers. I don't have a commercial kitchen and my smoker isn't huge so I don't want to cook dozens and dozens.

I typically get the cheap, frozen birds and thaw them in an old fridge and/or ice chest.

Most of the birds are delivered or picked up on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. I give folks instructions on how to re-heat the birds and always get compliments. Never been an issue with cooking them on Wednesday and eating on Thursday.

FWIW...I spatchcock my birds in the smoker.
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