DO Thanksgiving Dinner!

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Re: DO Thanksgiving Dinner!

Postby bobhenry » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:36 am

bobhenry wrote:How about a cast iron turkey oven.........

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Says it will hold up to a 20# bird.

We Hoosiers are about to find out! Our late October fall gathering will have a thanksgiving themed pot luck dinner.
I am looking forward to trying out this bad boy for the first time.

My thanks to Doug and Nan ( pigcooker ) for my new toy !


HERE IS THE UPDATE...

The fall Hoosier Tearjerker gathering had a thanksgiving pitch in dinner theme.
I put my new find to use and did a 14 pound bird. Pics in a minute.....

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Used my gas stove grate with the flat bottomed oven to get room for the 15 coals down

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Ready for the bird

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thermometer in place to monitor the progress

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30 on top.

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Had a tough time getting the 170 inner core temp so I dropped the monster pot on the campfire and dumped all 45 coals on the top at the last 1/2 hour.
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The guest of honor ready for the pitch in.

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Must have been good I had a tough time finding a nibble for the dog

It took from 11 am to 2 pm then gave it about an hours rest. I let it coast to allow it to slow cook just from the heat of the pot. At 3:00 I started a new ( 3rd) batch of 45 bricketts and cooked from 3 t0 4:30 The inner temp had been at 150 degrees since 2 pm but I couldn't reach the 170 I wanted. So at 4:30 I placed the oven over the campfire and dumped all 45 bricketts on the lid. About 15 minutes before the scheduled pot luck the bird finally reached 170 degrees. The oven directions says it needs a 28,000 btu heat source. That is difficult to produce with charcoal. I feel very confident that the 150 degree temp I had successfully reached with the 3rd charge would have been fine. However when you are cooking for a group I wanted to leave nothing to chance.
Growing older but not up !
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Re: DO Thanksgiving Dinner!

Postby bonnie » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:46 am

Yum.
Remember, the turtle won. :)
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Re: DO Thanksgiving Dinner!

Postby KCStudly » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:47 am

Now just cut up some carrots, celery, onions, maybe some potatoes, and put that carcass right back in the pot with a bunch of water, season it, and you've got some fine turkey soup!
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Re: DO Thanksgiving Dinner!

Postby citylights » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:51 pm

bobhenry wrote:HERE IS THE UPDATE....


Thanks for the update and encouragement! I need to practice on a bird!
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