Ideal resting time before roasting?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by DCS, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. DCS

    DCS Songster

    Nov 26, 2008
    So I'm counting the days until butchering, but wanted to ask the crowd: how long is the ideal resting time for an (um) 35 lb turkey?

    My BBB toms are HUGE, and I imagine the two of them will dress between 28-35 lbs. The biggest is getting checked under the plane and flown back for Christmas dinner. So... planning to roast on the 25th, butcher on the 19th? How long is too long?

    I suppose I could also do it the 20th or 21st - I'm flying out on the 22nd.


  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

    Apr 19, 2009
    You're fine at 6 days out. I personally wouldn't go over 10, just my personal preference. Some report going as long as 14 though.

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