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Jason TQ
11-15-2015, 04:14 PM
Getting back from a quick weekend trip from FL and figured I wanted turkey. Publix has them for $.59/lb so I bought the largest one they had at 24.5/lbs and figured why not just cook it from frozen right?? No time to thaw.

Got home at 3pm.
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Trying to thaw a little, but gave up
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_151243_zpsmobraqn4.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_151243_zpsmobraqn4.jpg.html)
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Fire up the egg
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_152735_zpsxr8aqvcl.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_152735_zpsxr8aqvcl.jpg.html)

Rubbed the frozen carcass and put it on
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_153721_zpsccl9q1yl.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_153721_zpsccl9q1yl.jpg.html)

Playing with new toy
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_154327_zpsvrgofqf9.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_154327_zpsvrgofqf9.jpg.html)
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_154359_zpscfy4egpu.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_154359_zpscfy4egpu.jpg.html)

Turkey went on at 3:30pm and is pretty damn frozen. Like the bag of neck and giblets is still all up in there. I'll try and get them in a bit. Turkey is also foiled right now to avoid murdering the skin which I think will happen anyways :becky:

This says it can be done in 6hrs, but i'm shooting for sooner so we can eat before 9pm.
http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/yes-you-can-roast-a-frozen-turkey/
Freaking mayo clinic says it's safe so good enough for me :)
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/thanksgiving-turkey/faq-20058301

We'll as I type this it has been 45mins and at 402. I'll attempt to shove the meat probe in there sometime as well. :clap2::clap2:

Jason TQ
11-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Currently
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MAB52
11-15-2015, 04:28 PM
:pop2::pop2:Interested.

Enrico Brandizzi
11-15-2015, 04:40 PM
Im really interested in this peocedure!
I was thinking about great thick frozen steaks.....

FattyMcFatty
11-15-2015, 04:41 PM
:heh:

Woody1911a1
11-15-2015, 04:42 PM
there's beer involved , right ?

Jason TQ
11-15-2015, 04:53 PM
there's beer involved , right ?

No beer.................:becky:
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Here it is after about an hour. Couldn't get the neck/bag out yet. Outside getting hot, but still pretty frozen.
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/20151115_163804_zpsfd3asz8o.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/20151115_163804_zpsfd3asz8o.jpg.html)

cats49er
11-15-2015, 05:04 PM
I would be scared of this,could be a recipe for food poisoning? IMHO cooking any large piece of meat that's frozen is dangerous. There may be others that think different. But good luck.

Jason TQ
11-15-2015, 05:47 PM
Well after 2 hrs I got the legs separated and stuff out.
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_173130_zpsdwn8eenx.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_173130_zpsdwn8eenx.jpg.html)

I have most of the back of it out. Was hard to spatchcock while still a little frozen. Look at the massacre.
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Fully foiled up again and still rolling hot. Wings already had a lot of color and skin got a little messed up as I flipped it to cut out the spine. Really just expecting a bunch of pulled/chopped turkey.........hopefully :-D

cholloway
11-15-2015, 05:58 PM
As long as it gets thoroughly cooked.
Carry on. You're doin' good.

Mike Twangzer
11-15-2015, 06:11 PM
You are one wild and crazy SOB !!!!

landarc
11-15-2015, 06:16 PM
I probably wouldn't have done this, but, I think you'll make it work

Fwismoker
11-15-2015, 06:17 PM
Alton Brown prefers not to use a pan because he feels the bottom gets less heat than the top so he puts the pan well below the bird. I'd tend to agree with his method if I used a pan. Anyways frozen birds are fine too cook and don't take very long to un thaw in a high heat environment.

Jason TQ
11-15-2015, 06:30 PM
So I checked after another hour and the legs are getting to 120 already, but the breast still 40'ish, but thawed :-D. So to expedite so I can eat in an hour I cut the breasts from the breastbone and dumped some more rub in there. Keeping legs/wings foiled.
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/20151115_181558_zpsutrpmr5n.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/20151115_181558_zpsutrpmr5n.jpg.html)

Still hoping total cook time is around 4hrs. A bird this big and probably with most from frozen those legs and especially wings get done early and the frozen middle takes the longest.

landarc
11-15-2015, 06:48 PM
This would have been easier is a Big Easy

Jason TQ
11-15-2015, 06:56 PM
This would have been easier is a Big Easy

Complicated is so much more fun :loco:

Jason TQ
11-15-2015, 08:49 PM
Ended up being pretty good. Took right at 4hrs with the high temp and additional butchering during the cook. Definitely some spots more moist than others, but was a fun experiment. Not knowing what to expect it worked out. Might be easier with a smaller bird :becky:

And my favorite thing of the whole cook is this pic of the turkey doing a sweet "predator" impression :-D
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_194009_zpsf5idew4x.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_194009_zpsf5idew4x.jpg.html)

Leg a little overdone and no skin, but the outside had this kind of charred crispiness to it that was great
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_194020_zpsgfc5e6ri.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_194020_zpsgfc5e6ri.jpg.html)

Some white meat
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Some dark
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/BBQ/20151115_202151_zps1pe2zcqx.jpg (http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/fnbish69/media/BBQ/20151115_202151_zps1pe2zcqx.jpg.html)

A bunch of the leftovers that will become soup tomorrow and other stuff this week
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MAB52
11-15-2015, 09:05 PM
Well done, thanks for sharing.

landarc
11-15-2015, 09:08 PM
that all looks great

Calibbq
11-16-2015, 01:35 AM
:shock:Let's see how this turns out, Gotta give it to ya for the effort

daninnewjersey
11-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Looks great and definitely tasty. Did anyone take a trip to the local ER afterwards?:biggrin1::biggrin1:

Jason TQ
11-16-2015, 11:30 AM
Looks great and definitely tasty. Did anyone take a trip to the local ER afterwards?:biggrin1::biggrin1:

We all made it safely :loco:. Heck it only took 4hrs which is shorter than I remember my mom and other family members cooking turkey when we went to others houses for Thanksgiving. I remember some 6-7hr turkey cooks which seems like forever.

pga7602
11-24-2015, 05:05 PM
Hey jason. Don't know how i missed this thread. Bte what do you think of that thermometer? I want to see if it can receive a signal from my back yard to my bedroom on the opposite side of the house.

Jason TQ
11-24-2015, 05:08 PM
Hey jason. Don't know how i missed this thread. Bte what do you think of that thermometer? I want to see if it can receive a signal from my back yard to my bedroom on the opposite side of the house.

It worked great through 2 walls of my house and about 30ft away. My maverick would not have done that.

cheez59
11-24-2015, 07:07 PM
We all made it safely :loco:. Heck it only took 4hrs which is shorter than I remember my mom and other family members cooking turkey when we went to others houses for Thanksgiving. I remember some 6-7hr turkey cooks which seems like forever.
1/2 bottle of whiskey down early in the cook. Ain't no bacteria gonna live in that environment. :heh:

cats49er
11-24-2015, 08:26 PM
I'm happy everyone made it out alive to smoke another day . Happy Thanksgiving

Smoke on Badger Mountain
11-24-2015, 08:38 PM
Looks great! Looks like you had fun!

Chopjaw
11-25-2015, 02:25 AM
I love High a West Whisky. I like BOURYE.

pga7602
11-25-2015, 04:35 AM
It worked great through 2 walls of my house and about 30ft away. My maverick would not have done that.

Thanks. I'm going to order the same one and give it a shot. I noticed that the ebay price is 10 dollars less than amazon.

Jason TQ
11-25-2015, 12:44 PM
Thanks. I'm going to order the same one and give it a shot. I noticed that the ebay price is 10 dollars less than amazon.

The only thing that would be better is if the probes were longer. But for $30ish on eBay well worth it. It is much lighter plastic that I thought it would be too. I've only used it once so time will tell.