Originally Posted by mnmikew
Put bird in empty pot (on your turkey stand) and fill with water till it barely covers the bird. Remove the bird and mark where the water line is. I used a screwdriver or punch to mark the line on the inside of pot.
This should have asteriks all around it!!!!!! This step will keep you from being on a Smokey the Bear commercial. Former boss didn't do that and had a nice little fire going when he put his turkey in and it went over the sides. I didn't like him much so after finding out nothing burned down I laughed (on the inside)