As promised, some photos of the trash can turkey…
It all starts with a stake in the ground.
Then the turkey gets impaled on the stake. I believe Gary injected this turkey with something yummy.
The trash can goes on top.
And then the hot coals go on top of (and around) the trash can.
The turkey “bakes” this way for a couple of hours. As with a conventional turkey recipe, the baking time depends on the size of the turkey.
The end result was delicious. It had a great smoky flavor that turkey usually lacks.