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Garbage can turkey cooker?

Discussion in 'The Lodge' started by c. j. stone, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Friend mentioned he'd heard that you can make a turkey roster from a galvanized 30 gal. garbage can and that two beers are placed inside for adding moisture and flavor. The heat comes from a bag of charcoal around the perimeter, outside of the inverted can. Anyone hear of this or have any pics. of this? I'd like to make one. I haven't tried to find it on the Net yet. Thanks.
  2. DaleM

    DaleM Original OGF Staff Member

    It may well work, but I would be concerned about the Galvanize part. I know in fires that I have been on they say never breath the fumes. Plus I have seen the galvanize chip off. The price you can buy a turkey frier for now a days I don't think I would chance it. But that's just my opinion.

  3. I guess I don't understand why anyone would want to cook a turkey using any type of garbage can. Somebody must have had alot of free time to come up with this one. I like the methods of deep fryer oven better, both take less effort. A novelty is oftentimes means more work then it's worth.
  4. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

    did you notice the sweet serving platter?:p
  5. Het, I didn't see any mention of the prime ingredient(BEER!)
    Any way, I've tried to cook wild turkeys in a turkey frier and also in an oven and just couldn't quite take to them. The person I heard about this thing said it came out unbelieveably good! That's why I got to try it-the other two ways weren't that great. I'm no pro-chef but I think I can do this one.
  6. My father-in law does it like that comes out real good .
  7. Same with me, the wild turkeys seemed to ALWAYS be on the tough side "UNTIL" a friend started injecting the bird with different herbs & liquid stuff. Now turkey's are great:) Now they are palatable & look forwrd to them. Thats one of the reasons I quit hunting the wild things. Did'nt like the taste, did'nt hunt them. Now thats changed, gotta start up again.

    Yeah, the galvanized thing to me is questionable??????????
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  8. Whaler

    Whaler Whaler

    Too much rigamaroll !