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One Family’s Mass Thanksgiving Cook Up (17 pics)

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Every year, this family offer to cook other people’s turkeys and hams in a massive underground pit for 23 hours, for free.

Wrapping all the hams and turkeys in parchment paper and chicken wire.

1 One Family’s Mass Thanksgiving Cook Up (17 pics)

Starting the fire to make an ash bed. Just regular logs, no fancy wood.


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Temperature of the fire as it was burning. It was at about 900 F when we put the meat in.


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Had the city bring a back hoe in to break up the frozen dirt.


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62 hams and 35 turkeys. Turkeys go on bottom because they are raw and need to be cooked thoroughly. The hams sit right above.


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A local company always bring their boom truck and lifts the meat up to be dropped in the pit.



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Carefully lowering the meat down into the pit.


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Lid goes on, then a layer of dirt.


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Then a layer of insulation


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Then a tarp over everything. Now we wait 23 hours exactly.


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Digging the lid up


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People lining up to get their food


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Using hooks we take each individual turkey and ham out.


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17 One Family’s Mass Thanksgiving Cook Up (17 pics)


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№1 Author: Jimmy Johnson (2 Dec 2013 05:33) Total user comments: 5518


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"Thank you for your patronage. Tips are welcome."
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№2 Author: thughugger (2 Dec 2013 11:40) Total user comments: 1015


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that looks so good :04:
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№3 Author: Aindy (2 Dec 2013 15:56) Total user comments: 2862


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We buy the turkeys for you, at a $5 surcharge! But we dont charge for cooking them.....
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№4 Author: Badwolf (2 Dec 2013 16:01) Total user comments: 1


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Never thought I'd see my town on here.
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