The deed is done...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Frosty, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best friend and I did 6 turkeys and 3 guineas. I don't think we could have asked for better weather! Usually it's aroud 8 degrees for a high, yesterday it went up to 39! We didn't need to start the heater, but it was still cold enough for the water in the chill tank to stay cold.

    The turkeys were white and bronze, all BB from the feed store. The toms were pretty big boys, but the hens seemed to be pretty small. They seemed to have more of a heritage build so I am wondering if they were crosses? I can't remember what hattchery the feed store uses, but I have got geese and ducks before that were either crossed or just not up to breed standards. They all should still be tasty, though!
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    your high has been our lows. and I think it's cold!

    RobertH
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After having temps drop into the single digits at night, that felt pretty darn good to me! Calling for 32 the night before Thanksgiving, great temp to leave it out brining!
     
  4. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just did the deed and just finished cleaning up.
    Today was a great day also its in the 60s great to Dispatch 1 Tom that I got an order for and reduced my Rooster count by 2 .
    My Son helped do some plucking he is not one that's like to see real blood if your talking about video game blood that's different.
    I will get to try one of my Toms at Christmas for the first time.
    I hope this School teacher enjoys her Red Bourbon Tom That I just put in the freezer.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are in for a treat if you never tried it before... I've never tried guinea. I've heard it's a delicacy, I guess I'll find out!
     
  6. Lexiluke

    Lexiluke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your birds. I processed 5 today also. 3 dressed over 30lbs. Hopefully, I can find a roaster big enough. Highs were 40 today in NH. Just right for processing.
     
  7. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Dh bought a new roaster to handle the 36# dressed turkey-- they STILL didn't fit!! I used heavy foil to extend the edge of the pan to catch the drippings and direct them into the pan. WOrks really well. All 6 birds roasted and eaten. Hope you enjoy your birds as much as we did.
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brine them the night before, then start up the charcoal grill outside and smoke them. I use apple wood from our property for the smoking wood. Now I'm hungry!
     
  9. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Chillin' With My Peeps

    i brought all 15 of my turkeys to the local prison. they do the complete processing for a little over $3.00 each. I pick them up the next day partially frozen. i'm sure i could do it myself, but wouldn't like it
     
  10. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you use to make your brine? This is my plan as well, if I can ever get the plucker finished!
     

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