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Got a late start on thawing my turkey

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I volunteered to smoke a 17# turkey I had in the deep freeze on Wednesday.  It's been thawing for a little over 24 hours (obviously won't be thawed in time for a smoke on Saturday).  I was going to do the "thaw in a cooler of water" thing tonight, changing the water every 30 minutes as you're supposed to do.  I also want to brine it. 

 

I was planning on brining it for 24 hours on Friday.  Could I just brine it for 48 hours, even though it's likely still frozen?  Or should I stick with my initial plan and do the cooler thing tonight, brining on Friday?

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Why not continue to soak in the cooler to get it thawed and then finish thawing the final 24 hrs in the brine. 

post #3 of 3

What Al said, it will thaw quickly in the water.

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