10 Thanksgiving Turkey Horror Stories

Ever burned your bird beyond recognition? Or forgot to remove the plastic-wrapped giblets before roasting? You're not alone. Our brave home cooks share their funniest — and most tragic — turkey tales.
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  • Brine Explosion

    Fail #2: Brining in a Turkey Bag

    "The first time I brined a turkey I didn't have a bucket or pot big enough, so I used a turkey bag. As soon as I poured all the brine into the bag with the turkey, it split open and liquid went everywhere!" -KCShell

    Our Tip: To brine your bird with minimal spills, use a new 5-gallon bucket or a clean cooler.

    Photo by cdsessum

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