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Old 11-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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How is this possible?

We have a 14.5-pound turkey. I stuffed it and put it in a 350*F oven at 9:20. Three hours later, it's done - overdone, even. 165 in the breast and 176 in the thigh. I read it should take 15 minutes per pound, which would be 3 hours and 45 minutes, unless my math is off. Very aggravated right now, as nothing else is ready and I was planning on dinner at 3 p.m.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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strange ... i have a 10 pound turkey on the grill at about 350 degrees for about an hour and its already at 145 in the thigh ...
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strange ... i have a 10 pound turkey on the grill at about 350 degrees for about an hour and its already at 145 in the thigh ...
I'm making notes for next year - oven at 325, plan on 3 hours for cooking, 1/2 hour for resting. That means I can sleep in more
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We have a 14.5-pound turkey. I stuffed it and put it in a 350*F oven at 9:20. Three hours later, it's done - overdone, even. 165 in the breast and 176 in the thigh. I read it should take 15 minutes per pound, which would be 3 hours and 45 minutes, unless my math is off. Very aggravated right now, as nothing else is ready and I was planning on dinner at 3 p.m.

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Bummer.

Your math isn't off by more than a few minutes. Have you checked your oven temps with a thermometer? Maybe your oven runs hot.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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Same thing with my 24 pound turkey. Overdone after 4:50 of cooking time!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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I always did turkey at 325, but your math is correct GotGarlic! I would suspect an over temp oven.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
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You didn't have the oven on convection roast? Assuming you have a convection oven.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #8
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Thanks, guys. I do have an oven thermometer. I will check the temperature tomorrow. I did not use convection roast, although my oven does have that feature. Feeling better now - it's just me, DH, mom and her husband here, and we'll have plenty of gravy, so all will be well, even if the turkey is a bit dry
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Typical Thanksgiving, something HAS to go wonky...it's Murphy's Law! Just pick yourself up and go forward. My ham will be undercooked...I keep opening the oven to smell it!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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Rest your turkey upside down for a while. And get your oven calibrated.
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