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Old 11-21-2014, 11:26 AM   #1
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How Soon?

We are buying a fresh turkey this year and I want to know how soon I can pick it up?
I want to have a couple days for dry brining. Seasoning it in advance.
I will need it for Thanksgiving, which by the way sneaked up on me.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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If you want to start brining it Tuesday, I would pick it up Sunday or Monday. Have you ordered it at the store? Fresh turkeys sell out quickly.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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I bought a Butterball fresh turkey @ Costco yesterday. The use by date is 11/28/14.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:54 AM   #4
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That's interesting. Many people get iggy (DH's word ) about buying poultry more than a few days before cooking it. I don't, actually. I've made chicken up to a week after buying it with no problems. But my mom's making the turkey this year
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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That's interesting. Many people get iggy (DH's word ) about buying poultry more than a few days before cooking it. I don't, actually. I've made chicken up to a week after buying it with no problems. But my mom's making the turkey this year
The fresh Butterball is in a vacuum packed plastic cover (as most are). Meats packed thus often have a longer fresh date than store packaged meats.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:22 PM   #6
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Good to know. Thanks.
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Aren't a lot of name brand turkeys already injected with a brine solution from the factory?
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:07 PM   #8
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Aren't a lot of name brand turkeys already injected with a brine solution from the factory?
Yes. But some are not. For example, the Butterball frozen is injected while the Butterball fresh is not.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:07 AM   #9
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If you want to start brining it Tuesday, I would pick it up Sunday or Monday. Have you ordered it at the store? Fresh turkeys sell out quickly.
Monday it is then! Thanks. No order. Costco.

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I bought a Butterball fresh turkey @ Costco yesterday. The use by date is 11/28/14.
Thats where I plan to buy mine. I hope they have some left Monday? They had them up to turkey day last year as we got ours there last thanksgiving.
Maybe I should call them and make certain?
Our local grocery store has frozen Butterball for 98 cents a LB. Just in case Costco is out. No dry brine if I have to buy a frozen one though.
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What dry brine recipe are you planning to use? Someone else I know was asking about that.
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