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Help, how much does my bird weigh!

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Now i've gone and done it.

I am cooking christmas dinner for the 1st time in my life, and I was just about to shove my chicken/ Capon in the oven.

Easy? You'd think, but I forgot to ask the butcher how much it weighs. I know that it should be in for about 20-25 mins per pound, but I have no idea how many pounds my bird weighs.

Is there any rudimentary way that will get me out of this pickle?

Why oh why didn't I get a hottie in time for christmas, she would know things like this.
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
just cook untill the juices run clear when you stick a knive in, so gas mark 5 and keep checking
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Send it round and I will let you know ;)

A gallon of water weighs 10LB, sit the bird on one end of a see-saw and a water jug on the other and keep adding water till the bird flys away, estimate weight on how many pints that took.

Or take it next door and use their scale:whistling:
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firebladeaid1958
just cook untill the juices run clear when you stick a knive in, so gas mark 5 and keep checking


I have an electric oven.


MikeT
Send it round and I will let you know ;)

A gallon of water weighs 10LB, sit the bird on one end of a see-saw and a water jug on the other and keep adding water till the bird flys away, estimate weight on how many pints that took.

Or take it next door and use their scale:whistling:



Thanks, I will try this, I should know this as I studied engineering for 3 years, I sort of panicked and couldn't think straight. I know a litre of water weighs a kilo, so should be able to work it out.

I wonder if my son will mind me using one of his toys as a fulcrum?

Merry christmas :santa:
1 Like #4
MInes weighs about 8 and a half stone, she'll probably end up being nearer the ten mark after today.
1 Like #5
Turn it upside down for the first 60 or whatever minutes and then turn it the right way up for the last 30 odd minutes to brown off (if needed).
You will find you get much juicier breasts and not those dried up things you usually get on large old birds.
#6
Story of my life!
#7
Havent you got a set of scales then convert it into pounds?
#8
leefal
MInes weighs about 8 and a half stone, she'll probably end up being nearer the ten mark after today.


My xmas pudding just shot out my mouth after reading that. Classic (but oh so true...!).
#9
Thanks everyone, it turned out perfect. :thumbsup:

Christmas dinner at mine next year for whomever is at a loose end. :santa:

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