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Old 11-12-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Need help deep frying a turkey

First off im going to be using my hlt (originally a turkey fryer), will I be able to properly clean out the oil so I can use it for brewing again?

What type of oil? I figured either peanut or canola.

Any advice on rubs or injecting before cooking?

Any other general advice would be appreciated, it's my first time.

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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I can't answer the question regarding cleaning out all the oil... Mine still has some cooked on deposits (which is why I haven't done a full boil beer yet).

Definitely go with Peanut oil, higher smoke point, and can be reused a few times, saving the considerable expense.

I like using Tony Charrerre's seasoning or Lowry's on the bird, tho just salt and pepper comes out awesome.


In terms of injections, I like using some of the Ken's salad dressings as a base. Garlic and herb is a good one, but you can do pretty much anything. One Hint: add a bit of water to thin it down if the injector doesn't flow too well.

defrost the bird totally, dry it extremely well, rub it with love, and lower it slowly into the oil!

Best way to cook turkeys in my opinion!!!

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Thanks! How long do you cook for? I read 3 to 4 minutes per pound.

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1) You absolutely can clean the pot and go back to brewing. My first couple of PM brews were made using my parents' turkey-frying pot. Just make sure you use lots of dish soap to cut the oil, and use a scrubby.

2) We use Emeril's Fried Turkey marinade and inject it into our turkey the day before and let it sit overnight in a large (clean) trashbag in the fridge. It is SOOOO good.

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Cool, answered my question too... I'm brewing on Friday (thinking about doing the full boil) and then frying on Saturday....

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1) You absolutely can clean the pot and go back to brewing. My first couple of PM brews were made using my parents' turkey-frying pot. Just make sure you use lots of dish soap to cut the oil, and use a scrubby.

2) We use Emeril's Fried Turkey marinade and inject it into our turkey the day before and let it sit overnight in a large (clean) trashbag in the fridge. It is SOOOO good.
Yay! Sounds awesome, this is making me hungry.
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Who the hell frys a turkey in a turkey fryer? I thought those were intended for making beer.

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Who the hell frys a turkey in a turkey fryer? I thought those were intended for making beer.
They are! 18 batches of homebrew vs. 1 turkey
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Who the hell frys a turkey in a turkey fryer? I thought those were intended for making beer.
Hmmm... well, hell, you boil the wort, maybe I should chuck a turkey in there next time.
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Hmmm... well, hell, you boil the wort, maybe I should chuck a turkey in there next time.
mmmmmmmmmm. Turkey Ale. Yummy. Just be sure and stuff it with the right grains first.
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