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Old 03-16-2007, 03:25 PM   #11
krispy d
Mar 2007
Old Saybrook CT
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Originally Posted by sirsloop
ive fried a few turkeys...we inject the turkey with "special sauce" and normally use half peanut oil and half shortening - cook at 350 for 5 minutes per pound. YUMMMMMMY

That video was actually pretty sweet. We've had the fryer overflow once pretty majorly... didnt flame up like that though. If you do use one of these fryers, COOK OUTSIDE, and cook somewhere when you wont mind some lingering lard... like your back yard off in a corner.
having a fire extinguisher handy is never a bad idea as well.

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:28 PM   #12
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Once a year on Thanksgiving. One turkey in the oven and one turkey out on the back patio with me and my beer. That one gets the cajun rub and injections. Fried to a cripsy brown in 40 minutes and it gets eaten to the bone before the other one gets touched.

Generally about 20 family members over every year.

Sadly, they'll have to do without this year since my turkey fryer is being put to much better use....

I think I'll have to start a tradtion of brewing a pumpkin AG on Thanksgiving.

Anyone have the number to KFC?

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:33 PM   #13
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That is like someone showing the dangers of guns by shooting themself in the head with one.
Every little thing is gonna be alright.

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:33 PM   #14
Mar 2007
Missoula MT
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I love fried turkey but making it is a safety hazard. I was first introduced to them at lambeau field and let's just say that drinking around a pot filled with hot oil is sketchy. I havn't used my current turkey fryer for anything other than brewing beer but I did save the pieces just in case I change my mind later. I kind of feel like I would be iprostituting my brew pot if I made it turn a few tricks for frying a turkey.

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Old 04-09-2007, 05:58 AM   #15
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alton brown fries a turkey the proper way

me personally i use all peanut oil, and always brine my turkey

b4 i even pour any oil into my pot, i place my unthawed turkey into pot, pour water over turkey until it is submerged...pull turkey out and measure water... thats how much peanut oil i will use



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Old 04-09-2007, 06:39 AM   #16
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That was very helpful, thanks.
Have a beer on me.

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Old 04-09-2007, 04:48 PM   #17
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Does anyone use their turkey fryer to fry turkeys and their brew? I am wondering if the smell or taste would tranfer to their wort?

I mentioned a turkey fryer to my wife in regards to my next purchase and she liked the idea of deep fried turkey...she might be p*ssed if I decided that we couldn't use it for that

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Old 04-09-2007, 05:54 PM   #18
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I just did one yesterday! Very good turkey. My family tears into it.

I use a separate pot. The oil is very hard to get out of the pot all the way. I do use the turkey pot to steam crabs too.

I once had a flare up when putting wings in my pot. I dip them in a little at a time to prevent overflow, but left it in there too long. Luckily I had a good jacket on and welding gloves, so all I got was a suntan on my face. Easily 8' of flames. My friends thought it was hilarious once they found out I was ok. The fire went out pretty quick by itself. The wings were good too.

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Old 05-23-2007, 03:23 AM   #19
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Just about all turkey frying fires could be solved by one simple practice: whenever putting something in or taking it out of the pot, TURN THE FIRE OFF. Hot oil won't ignite without the ignition source.

and yes, fried turkey is soooo good.

And the best use for old peanut oil... fire starter (or fun) for the campfire.

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