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Quarlow

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19.5 lb turkey-16 lb big easy?
« on: 04/02/10 23:14:30 »
My brother gave me a 19.5 lb turkey for my birthday and now I have to try to figure out how to get it in the Big easy. Any suggestions? I have been toying with the idea of making a bracket so I can run a rotiserrie rod threw a turkey or roast and then just let the item to be cooked just hang straight up and down from the top. Without the basket in there it would fit . Or I might be able to cut the wings and legs of and just cook the body. Any thoughts?
« Last Edit: 04/02/10 23:35:25 by Quarlow »
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Re: 19.5 lb turkey-16 lb big easy?
« Reply #1 on: 04/03/10 01:19:46 »
Make it into two birds - but whole.

Cut down the sides of the bird along the ribs - separating the breast and wing meat in one "top" section from the back and leg-thigh quarters.  You can roast the dark me at first - tie the legs together to make a roast. And then the white meat...and reassemble it for presentation.

I've got a picture of a chicken I did this way:

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« Last Edit: 04/03/10 01:47:01 by CB »

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Re: 19.5 lb turkey-16 lb big easy?
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/10 18:59:02 »
Thanks CB I will try it.
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Re: 19.5 lb turkey-16 lb big easy?
« Reply #3 on: 04/03/10 19:48:16 »
Always happy to help my neighbors to the North...where do you hail from?

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Re: 19.5 lb turkey-16 lb big easy?
« Reply #4 on: 04/03/10 21:15:55 »
I am in Surrey a suburb city of Vancouver. Of course you probably know where it is, you're from the Seattle area aren't you.
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Re: 19.5 lb turkey-16 lb big easy?
« Reply #5 on: 04/03/10 21:28:36 »
Indeed!

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Re: 19.5 lb turkey-16 lb big easy?
« Reply #6 on: 04/04/10 07:50:44 »
When I am not laid up with a buggered arm, I am down there to the docks every other day hauling sea containers. But I don't like crossing the border if I don't have to. Just too much BS involved. But Seattle is very cool with all the water right on the doorstep. I could live there quite comfortably on a boat.
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