Re: Best outdoor turkey
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:24:27 +0100
>I must have missed the original posting on this. Could you send me the
>directions on this? Thanks.
>Mark W. Arend
>Beaver Dam Community Library
>311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
>Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
>(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
> --Groucho Marx
>Scoutmaster, Troop 736
Sorry I have taken so long to reply to your request. Here it is for you or
any others who may have missed the post:
SPECTACULAR AND TASTY TURKEY
4ea 4ft steel re-bar stakes or equivalent (scrap 1/2in pipe, etc)
4ea 10inx3ft strips of chicken wire or half-inch hardware cloth rolled into
1roll heavy duty, wide aluminum foil (use Reynolds brand)
3ea 6-8ft staves
stovepipe or baleing wire
charcoal and starter
1ea thawed turkey (popout. button type or use meat therm.)
1ea large onion
trowel or tongs
1. Pound 4ft stakes into ground to make a 2ft x 2ft square
2. Slip chickenwire tubes over stakes
3. Wrap aluminum foil around stakes and tubes to make a box.
Wrap foil two strips high. Crimp strip together at center seam.
4. Wire staves together to form tripod and place over box.
5. Remove giblets wash turkey inside and out. Rub with salt
inside and out, quarter onion and place inside.
6. Wrap turkey with wire and suspend, breast down, from tripod
so that turkey is in center of box.
7. Start charcoal and when ready fill wire tubes using trowel or
8. As turkey cooks, add more charcoal by "tapping" stakes to
make coals sink down and adding new, unstarted briquettes into
top of tubes.
This is guaranteed to work the first time! An eighteen-twenty
pound turkey takes about four hours to cook. After about two-
three hours you'll look at the bird and say, "No way, it's still
raw"! An hour later it will be absolutely golden brown and
This is a MOST SPECACULAR way to cook our "amost national
emblem". I've been quartermastering our district Scoutmaster
Fundamentals Training for four years and it is a smash hit. Our troop does
them at camporees and we get lots of walk-up traffic and stares.
RT Comm, Pelathe Dist
Heart of America Council
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Any day above ground is a good day.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City