Originally Posted by jonboy
Lots of good info in the 101s. Thanks.
Do you have any suggestions on thawing several turkeys at once?
Do you suggest thawing on the counter to get them started?
I try to smoke several turkeys around the holidays but have trouble getting them thawed in the refrigerator. Any suggestions?
The problem is food safety. You can't/shouldn't thaw them on the counter because the outside will thaw and be above 40 while the inside is still frozen.
1. Buy fresh if you can
2. Buy far enough ahead to thaw them.
3. Go with the alton brown method of running water. The idea is that the movement of VERY slow running water will transfer the cold out of the container.
I've also asked the place where I buy them, say by the case, to put them in their walk-in for me a week ahead of time. Will take days to thaw and still be cold.