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What Size Turkey?

It seems like our turkey gets bigger every year. I bought a 24lb this year, but I think I should have sprung for the 25lber though. What size turkey do you usually cook for Thanksgiving? What size are you going for this year?
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don't want it too big
last year we got a 26lb bird & it was fatty
First time I have ever had a fatty turkey
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Wow! That is very strange since turkeys rarely have any fat on them.
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I usually buy between 12 to 14 pound turkey. This year, I went for a 16 pound. Bigger than usual for me considering there are only about 6 of us for dinner.
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We have 9 of us so we usually shoot for a 20-25lb bird. We like the leftovers too.
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At least 20 pounds. We like turkey soup and turkey sandwiches.
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I've never cooked a turkey! I'll be one of those crazy people calling the Butterball help line on Thanksgiving morning one of these years!!
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It seems like our turkey gets bigger every year. I bought a 24lb this year, but I think I should have sprung for the 25lber though. What size turkey do you usually cook for Thanksgiving? What size are you going for this year?
wow... how long the Bird has to stay in the Stove?

We mostly have a 13lb one and he needs about 7 hours..
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I use my electric roaster which holds a 20lber, so it has to cook a little longer since the turkey is larger. It should take 4 to 4.5 hours, but I will probably let it go for closer to 5 to 5.5 hrs.

I like to use the Butterball website for turkey help.
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We are doing (2) 12-14 lb turkeys this year instead of 1 big one. My sister who is hosting the party says the bigger birds tend to be dryer?? My Dad & Mom have always made the turkey so they are planning to do the same this year!
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