So I wanted to brine my turkey this year, but they were still frozen
solid last Saturday. I took the two 16 lb turkeys and put them in a
cooler with cold water (no ice) and let them thaw for a complete day and a half in
the garage (cool temp Ohio). The water was cold when i took them out, and I
thought it would be fine thawing them this way based on my experiences
going camping and such. I brined one for 24 hours then put in fridge.
The other went into the fridge from the cooler and is still wrapped.
I start reading about prepping the bird and now I'm worried they're
safe to eat. Any advice/opinion on this? Emergency run to the food
store for a fresh bird?