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Fresh turkey questions. pics added yum thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by patnjess, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. patnjess

    patnjess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Just processed our first turkey ever, I should have researched first but now what? How long can they be refrigerated and do I refrigerate before I freeze?
    and what do I wrap them in! I will try and get pictures up
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  2. patnjess

    patnjess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010

    He ended up being over 40lbs!
  3. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is a LOT of turkey! Enjoy... for the next three weeks... [​IMG]
  4. jessica117

    jessica117 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2008
    SE Tennessee
    I don't have experience with turkeys, but when my hubby has gotten a deer when I didn't have time to fully process it, we have gutted, skinned, and quartered it then put it in large unscented white kitchen trash bags to stow it in the freezer until I have time to thaw and finish processing. Maybe not the ideal medium for wrapping meat in the freezer but I have used the trash bags many times and and had no problems. You could also wrap in cellophane first to minimize the contact with the trash bag if you like. Just an idea, maybe someone else will have a better one [​IMG]

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