Ideal resting time before roasting?

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

  1. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    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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