Originally Posted by cmcadams
Todd has some good stuff in his post.
My dad proved that there's always one more thing that can be done wrong. We fried our birds 3 years ago (we've done it before and since, too). It was raining a bit, and he wanted to ensure the temp stayed right, so he put the thermo in the hole in the top of the pot lid. Well, that caused the pressure to build up enough that the oil boiled over, and we had a 10 foot flame for part of a second until I shut off the gas... Fortunately not under the deck!
You know turkey stories like yours usually make the evening news