The water my brining and defrosting 20 lb turkey was 41 - 47 degrees for an hour. Am I going to kill everyone?

It's a 21 pound free-range, no preservatives or antibiotics (ever) turkey. The brine is vinegar based and the temperature is back down to 38 degrees.



Sarah S. November 21, 2018
I have no answer, but I really appreciate that you put "death" as a tag in this post. I needed that laugh, and have been in moments of similar desperation/questionable health outcomes. Good luck!
Chrissie G. November 21, 2018
Hi Helen,
You'll be totally fine. Just make sure to keep an eye on the temp for the rest of the brining process and cook the turkey to 165 degrees F. You won't kill anyone! ; ) Hope this helps.
HELEN B. November 21, 2018
Thank you so much!
HELEN B. November 21, 2018
The turkey is in a roasting bag with the brine and the bag is in water.
Thank you!
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