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Ben

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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2021, 09:40:27 AM »

Also, since no one mentioned it:

If you don't deep-fry your Turkey, are you really even an American?

Well, you're an American that still has his eyebrows.  :laugh:
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2021, 01:36:59 PM »

Also, since no one mentioned it:

If you don't deep-fry your Turkey, are you really even an American?

Deep frying a turkey is relatively a new process in Yankee land. Actually being able to purchase a whole turkey year round is probably only been available since the 90s. I remember my mom buying at least half a dozen turkeys when they went on sale after Christmas and she'd roast one monthly until they were gone.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2021, 08:27:30 AM »

Finally, unlike you unhelpful guys, someone has explained the true reason for turkey shortages. CLIMATE CHANGE. How could you chumps have missed that? It's so obvious!  :laugh:


https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/10/20/good-morning-america-says-climate-change-is-one-factor-in-rising-turkey-prices-ahead-of-thanksgiving/
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2021, 09:14:29 AM »

That guy's a *expletive deleted*ing idiot.

Climate Change isn't responsible for turkey shortages, it's responsible for the rise of the deadly super turkey. The government is keeping this from people, telling them it's a shortage, because they're lying to us... LYING!
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2021, 05:15:01 PM »

Shopping at the Albertsons today, I saw they had around a dozen various turkeys on display, from cheap to "free range" and various sizes. Costco did not have turkeys yet as of yesterday. If Costco doesn't have any in by the end of the month, I'm gonna buy at least one at the Albertsons to make sure I have at least one on hand. Maybe I'll buy a smaller one there, and then if small ones run out before Tday, I'll just buy a big one for the second turkey.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2021, 05:20:19 PM »

Aldi had plenty of cheap turkeys for $1.39 a pound yesterday.  First I've seen any this fall.  Since I have one in the freezer already, that's not cheap enough.  Hopefully they drop to $1 or a little less in a couple of week. 
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2021, 11:15:05 AM »

Just put a bird in the smoker, I bought this one at Christmas time last year. 14.5# bird for $20.50. Be curious what they go for this year.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2021, 11:18:42 AM »

No problem here at our household. We like meatloaf.

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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2021, 11:35:17 AM »

My store had plenty of turkeys yesterday. Just over a buck a pound.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2021, 11:37:27 AM »

Local grocery store website said $1.59# for whole hen turkey.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2021, 12:56:48 PM »

No problem here at our household. We like meatloaf.

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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2021, 01:25:09 PM »

So anyways, I was at the fancy Albertsons in Boise this week getting beef boogaloo ingredients, and decided to get turkeys there. They had a decent size freezer section with a good 80 birds, with a mix of Butterballs and other standard brands and the fancy schmantzy organic birds. I did have to search for smaller birds, but got a couple just under 13lbs each. They were $1.70/lb, but unbeknownst to me, when I donated ten bucks to the local food bank via the card reader at checkout, it dropped the price to $0.98/lb.

So my plan is that now I have two frozen birds for sure for Tday and Xmas. On the Monday of Tday week, I will brave the crowds at Costco and see if they have any smaller sized fresh birds. If so, I will get one to make on Tday, then make one of the frozen ones on Xmas, and save the other one for "Thanksgiving in June" so I don't have to go a year without turkey and stuffing.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2021, 01:29:42 PM »

Aldi dropped their price to 87˘ per pound (frozen large Butterballs) and sold out immediately.  Don't know if they will get enough more in at that price to keep up with the demand.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2021, 01:30:40 PM »

Just got back from the grocery store.

They had a bunch of turkeys in the cases -- store brands, Butter Balls, organics.

Last week they were even running a special -- 10 to 20 pound store brand birds for 39 cents a pound. Should have gotten one.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2021, 01:58:31 PM »

I picked up a 12 pounder for .87 last week. My wife told a coworker the next day so he ran by and they were out.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2021, 02:01:51 PM »

I snatched up a 15 lb. Butterball at $0.98/pound at the local Wally World yesterday.  It can at times be difficult to find smaller turkeys in this area, and we are now at a count of 10 people for Thanksgiving.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2021, 02:48:46 PM »

Well Costco had the fresh Butterballs in at $0.99/lb, so I picked one up. Smallest I could find was 14lbs. I'll make this one for Tday and still have the other two for Xmas and Summer Tday.  :laugh:

Holy crap that store was crowded today. I'm thinking I won't be going back till after Christmas.
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« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2021, 02:59:19 PM »

I quartered up Nubs and put her in brine last night. I don’t have all the stuff to scale a whole turkey and pluck so quartering works for me. Nubs was a white broadbreast that came home for free as it was gifted as an escapee from the turkey truck during other farm work. Had pecked its own feet to nubs. She had a good spring and summer where there was actually grass and sunshine. The sidekick though unfortunately turned into a pet. Thing comes up to wherever anyone is to get attention.
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2021, 03:12:59 PM »

So, what is the "shelf life" of a turkey in one's freezer?
 
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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2021, 04:53:24 PM »

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So, what is the "shelf life" of a turkey in one's freezer?

Good Question,

I cooked a turkey that was in the freezer for 6 months, (after x-mas sale ). The turkey tasted fine, and was a treat. Normally, we only cook a full bird on the Thanksgiving. 

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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2021, 06:11:38 PM »

I've went a year before with no problem.
Sometimes we carry more weight then we owe.
And sometimes goes on and on and on.

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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2021, 06:43:20 PM »

So, what is the "shelf life" of a turkey in one's freezer?
 

Years.  Don't ask how many because I don't know; depends how well it is wrapped.  Two or three years should be no problem.
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« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2021, 07:51:51 PM »

No issues with turkey shortages at Chez Sump.  And with heritage breed no freezer issues to contend with.  I just kill one as I need it.



Hmmm.  Imgur link not working it seems.

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Re: Turkey Shortage?
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2021, 08:36:21 PM »

No issues with turkey shortages at Chez Sump.  And with heritage breed no freezer issues to contend with.  I just kill one as I need it.



Hmmm.  Imgur link not working it seems.

Whats your current bird situation look like, sumpnz?

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« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2021, 12:52:36 AM »

Got 19 turkeys in the yard.  1 tom and 3 hens that are immune from slaughter as they’re my breeders.  The rest are for eating.
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