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Thawing turkey

How soon do I need to move my 22 lb. turkey from the freezer to the fridge so I can cook it on Thanksgiving day?


  • 24hrs for every 5lbs.
    LGBE August 2013

    Louisville, KY
  • rholtrholt Posts: 375
  • +1 now
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • dihtndihtn Posts: 188
    +2 now!!
  • +3 now!
  • On the Butterball site there is a calculator page that figures (refrigerator or cold water) thaw time, size required for number of people and cook time at 325°F.  All pretty handy to have available.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
  • Thanks, I put the bird in the fridge last night.
  • TheBrewerMooseTheBrewerMoose Posts: 30
    edited November 2013
    My 22 lb bird went from freezer to garage fridge 2 weeks ago. After a week it was still slightly frozen to the touch, pretty much left undisturbed and door to fridge kept closed. So today I pull it out and it's completely thawed. Is 2 weeks too long? It was a frozen pre-brined bird.
  • Actually I pulled the receipt and it was only 10 days so I'm not gonna worry about it
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