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kaci
November 21st, 2008, 01:10 AM
Turkey In A Trash Can


1 Galvanized trash can (The inside needs to be burned out. Simply start a nice fire inside and allow the coating to burn off.
Clean thoroughly after. This only needs to be done once and
the can will be reusable if cleaned after each use.)
1 wooden stake (2" diameter, 2 1/2 feet long)
Aluminum foil
25 lbs. charcoal
1 turkey
Your favorite seasonings


Pound stake into ground. Line ground with foil to extend 10" beyond diameter
of trash can. Place turkey on stake so it is hanging 2" off the ground (legs
pointing down). Rub seasoning into skin as desired. Place trash can upside
down over turkey.

Start 20 lbs. of charcoal on fire around outside of can and also one layer
on top of inverted can. This creates a natural convection oven which will
reach a VERY high temperature. Allow about 5 minutes per pound when cooking turkey, or when internal temperature is at least 180F.

Add more charcoal as needed to top and/or bottom to maintain a constant heat source throughout the cooking period.

Servings: 4