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Old 11-21-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
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Can I Defrost A turkey In A Cooler?

Just wondering, I have shut down the big fridge in the garage and have no room in the fridge in the kitchen. Was just thinking I could chuck it in the cooler in the garage. It's about 40F in there.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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Chris,

Throw some ice and cold water in the cooler and stick the bird in. Change out the ice/water about every hour and in 7 or so hours you should have a thawed bird, depending on the size of the bird.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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I just throw it in the cooler and fill it up with water from a garden hose and shut the lid. Next day it will be fully thawed and still chilled. Now neva tried that trick in cold weather that I can recall. Might want to keep it in the house. That should work. Also does a great job on briskets and butts..picnics etc.

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I did a case of frozen butts in the bath tub one time. Wife was NOT happy.

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I did a case of frozen butts in the bath tub one time. Wife was NOT happy.

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Old 11-21-2009, 02:26 PM   #6
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I did a case of frozen butts in the bath tub one time. Wife was NOT happy.

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I bet the people that ate the butts would have been happy to know their BBQ was floating in water where your balls and ass get washed........that's the foulest damn thing I've ever heard of!
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #7
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They were still vacuumed packed, and triple bagged in food service plastic bags. NO tub water ever touched any part of the butts. BTW, I did sanitize the tub before use. WTF, give me a little credit. NY State has some of the toughest health goons out here. I always passed 100% What health permits do you have?

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They were still vacuumed packed, and triple bagged in food service plastic bags. NO tub water ever touched any part of the butts. BTW, I did sanitize the tub before use. WTF, give me a little credit. NY State has some of the toughest health goons out here. I always passed 100% What health permits do you have?

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WHAT????? OMG YOU were selling these to the general public? That makes it better!!!

Chris, I'm just yanking your chain!!!
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Damn it Larry, you get me every time.

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Well dont know of anybody who would want to eat briskets soaked in scrotal/rectal water..except for Barney Frank maybe

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