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Old 11-22-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question Cooking a turkey in a huge slow cooker...

This is my first year having thanksgiving at our house and I am brining my turkey using Alton Brown's recipe from the foodnetwork. It comes highly recommended by some friends and the reviews on their website speak volumes!

Anyway, I bought a huge slow cooker that I want to use, but I don't know if it will work. According to Alton's recipe, I am going to bake the turkey at 500* for 30 minutes and then I plan on transfering the bird to my slow cooker. I've read what you all have to say about baking uncovered, but in a slow cooker, that wouldn't work. Should I cook it with the lid on, or make a lid of tin foil? I was really excited to use the slow cooker (which goes up to 450*, so technically it's probably not really a slow cooker, but that's what it looks like), because it will free up the oven for cooking the rolls and yams. Do you have any ideas???

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Old 11-22-2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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I have used one of those 18 qt. roasters by Nesco or Rival and they work like a huge slow-cooker, depending what temp you set it to. It will work; yes, use the lid on it. Just make sure that you set the temp so that it isn't too low.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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Did you brine your turkey?

When you used your big slow cooker, did you brine the turkey?
Should I set the slow cooker at the recommended temperature in the recipe?
thanks for your reply! I can't wait to knock the socks off of the inlaws with my tasty turkey!
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Sometimes I brined it and other times I didn't; just used a rub. Yes, do use the settings in the recipe and also the timing for the weight of your bird. Good luck and it should turn out very good using Alton's recipe!!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:59 PM   #5
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Thanks so much!! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Here's to pigging out tomorrow!
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