I bought an almost 15lb turkey (didn't join this forum until after I bought it and read all the comments about using smaller birds) and put it in the freezer on Saturday at noon. It is now Tues morning and it doesn't feel like it's defrosted much. Since I want to start brining it tomorrow morning, would it hurt if I were to defrost it in water today?
Also, having just seen the comments on the 40-140 rule, what temp would you suggest for my Visions smoker to get the temp up quickly enough? I had thought about starting it about 300 then when it was up to 140, lowering the temp to about 225? I do have an Oregon Scientific remote thermometer with a single probe (when I replace it, I will get a dual probe so I can get the actual temp of the smoker and not depend on the Visions thermometer.
Thanks...Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and Happy Smoking.