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Postby slowcowboy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:30 pm

just thinking of thanksgiving already and was wondering if any one has done a turkey in dutch oven?

can one get a small turk into a normal do?


any ideas on this?

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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby bobhenry » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:09 am

Get a small turkey breast instead of a big full bird. A few shakes of rosemary and basil and some seasoned salt sprinked into peanut oil as a basting oil and in about 90 minutes to 2 hours you are all set for turkey day ! :thumbsup:
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:03 am

interesting bob. I was thinking a small bird. was wondering if I could in a 12 incher get in more than just a few peices.

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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby Zollinger » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:10 am

You sure can do a turkey. I used my 12" DO. Had to search for the smallest turkey in the store. When I went to start it I found the turkey would not fit in my dutch oven. So I had to split it down the center and stuff it in. Turned out fantastic! In fact it turned out so good that we are going camping this year for Thanksgiving and going to do it again. :D
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby wagondude » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:24 am

If you need to do a full bird and still want to do it outdoors, use a tripod. You stuff the bird with seasoning, apples and onions (cut up the apples and onions). Tie it up with wire to hold it all together and put a loop in the wire at the butt end. you will use this loop to hang the bird from a tripod. in the area where you plan to cook the bird, drive some rebar or wire stakes into the ground in a square 4'x4'. The stakes need to be about 3 ft tall. Put a tube of chicken wide around each steak. The tube must be able to hold the stake and a single briquette of charcoal. Wrap auiminum foil around the whole square. Drop 2 or three lit coals down each tube then 3 or 4 unlit coals. then another couple of lit coals and a few more unlit. Do this until all the tubes are full. Hang the bird in the center of the square. Add coals to the tubes as it cooks down. A 14 pound bird will be done in about 2-3 hours.( don;t forget to check the temperature). The coals will burn any grass at the bottom of the tubes, so use caution where you set up (unpaved driveways work well). We did a turkey at a Scout campout that was the most moist turkey I have ever eaten.
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby bc toys » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:14 am

camp chef has the ultiment turkey roaster I want one but they cost about 175$$ maybe someday I'll get me one
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:53 pm

exlcant dawn! and a exaclty what i was getting at!

how many brickets and how many minutes by the way?

I love the license plate wind screen and am still collecting old plates for my wind screen.

looks yummy and like it turned out great!

you got any idea what pound of bird it was?

any ways. thanks for all the replys folks.


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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby Mukilteo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Slow, I got a couple license plates for ya if ya want them.
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:48 pm

thanks, apperciate it. what would you need to ship them to pavillon, wyoming. like mail them?

I would be grateful to get them and show them off in my camping travels on my do wind screen.

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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:45 am

Hi Slow,
You've gotten a lot of great replies here. Another thing to do is invert the turkey when you cook it so the breast meat stays juicy. You can see Dean & my recipe on our cooking channel (click on the black pot icon below) and a recipe for Andrew's Turkey Soup.
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby Mukilteo » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:04 am

Slow, just give me the address you want me to mail them to in a private message.
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby Zollinger » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:41 am

Slowcowboy. Shoot that was a years ago... you expect me to remember? I'm guessing about the turkey was about 10 lbs and took about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. As far as how many charcoal, I don't remember. I am a figure it out as you go kinda gal. :) Gotta go... Paw's hooking up the camper as we speak. Taking our new 3 month kitten camping for the first time!
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby bobhenry » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:59 am

Get ya a meat thermometer as a very necessary cooking aid.

The folks at Butterball say 2 to 2 1/2 hours at 325 for a 5-7 # bird.

For every additional 2 pounds add an additional 30 minutes.

Use the meat thermometer to be sure the bird is at 180 degrees before serving. They say it's best to test in the meaty portion of the thigh but try not to touch the bone. Escaping juice should be completely clear.

If you stuffed the bird make certain your stuffing has reached 165 degrees also.

As to the D.O. coals remember its diameter x 2 for 350 degrees so a 12 " D.O. needs 24 bricketts a 14" needs 28 and on and on. If I were doing it I would go 12 down and 12 up to roast. Your coals will last 30 -40 minutes so that means you will have to add coals in batches 4 or 5 times. You can start a fresh batch each time or place them touching an old expiring brickett so it can take off from the old coals.
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby dmckruit » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:05 pm

I always thought that if i were to do a thanksgiving whilst camping i would make a "turkey stuffing casserole" in the dutch oven. This has turkey, stuffing, and the gravy all in one. You can search the web for a recipe.

One day i will get to have thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach and make this dream come true. :thumbsup:
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Re: turkey in a do.

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:40 pm

teardrop nanny thanks for the help on walk the winds for next year. I do apperceate it and I just clicked on that black pot and the you tube vidoes under it. wow!

okay that now is bookmarked for futher bored past times.

and I am in the market on my trip to casper tomorow to see angie for a small turk.

didn't like what they had in riverton today.

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