SW2SCLA LSU Fan on the night shift Member since Feb 2009 20960 posts
Question about freezing/refrigerating a turkeyPosted by SW2SCLA on 11/18/12 at 6:17 pm
I bought an unfrozen 11 pound turkey today that I plan on smoking the 26th or 28th of this month. I know I have to freeze it, but how early do I need to take it and thaw in my fridge before my cook date? I don't have much experience with whole turkeys, but I've learned to use my smoker this past year and want to give it a shot. TIA.
Martini LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Mar 2005 33745 posts Online
re: Question about freezing/refrigerating a turkeyPosted by Martini on 11/18/12 at 6:31 pm to SW2SCLA
I wouldn't keep it unfrozen for ten days. Freeze it and thaw two days before in fridge. If still frozen the day you want to use it put in a sink with cool water. It will thaw completely in about six hours.