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    Goose plucking time

    Hi folks amongst other goodies this year we are also having a goose, I've plucked a few birds but nothing like the experience I have with deer carcasses which are a second nature to me now etc.
    I've googled but it came up with almost every trick in the book and I'd rather here it from folk off here who have done it them selves. The boiling water technique seems ok.

    Whats your recommendation please if it helps the goose is coming from my next door neighbour and about 10/11 months old cooking wise it isn't a problem its just the plucking bit I don't want to make a mess of.

    Do I let the carcass go cold before I pluck it etc.

    All help please

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    Covet the goose with a wet tea-towel, then go ovet it with a hot iron. Feathers will just peel off after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VSS View Post
    Covet the goose with a wet tea-towel, then go ovet it with a hot iron. Feathers will just peel off after.
    +1

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    Outer feather...pluck up towards neck
    Downey stuff...rub hard with your thumb towards the arse end
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    Quote Originally Posted by VSS View Post
    Covet the goose with a wet tea-towel, then go ovet it with a hot iron. Feathers will just peel off after.
    Cheers does the goose have to be cooled first or doesn't it matter ?? sounds simple method.

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    do it straight away,go for the wings first as they get hard as they cool

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    thats a new one never heard of it done like that before do you get a nice crease down the middle? is that a regional thing as here in essex we kill and then dry pluck them in the normal way

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243fallow View Post
    thats a new one never heard of it done like that before do you get a nice crease down the middle? is that a regional thing as here in essex we kill and then dry pluck them in the normal way
    wings go cold quicker than any other part
    personely I do not pluck goose wings as it ain't worth it
    but if you then go breast..back then wings
    from there legs and final finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243fallow View Post
    thats a new one never heard of it done like that before do you get a nice crease down the middle? is that a regional thing as here in essex we kill and then dry pluck them in the normal way
    Must be regional - I was brought up in Essex, and never heard of it 'til I moved to this part of North Wales!

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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    Outer feather...pluck up towards neck
    Downey stuff...rub hard with your thumb towards the arse end
    .......well I spent 3 hours rubbing my backside with my thumb until it was red raw, but when I turned round and looked at the goose, it still had its downey feathers on.....was I doing summat wrong??
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