I have a 18lbs turkey i plan on smoking & brining. Here is the problem its sunday, its thawed, & i cant smoke until next sunday. Thawing procedure, i put it in my aging fridge where i hang my deer. It stays 34° constant. My question is now that it sat in there for three days its finally thawed. How long can it stay in there before going bad? I plan to brine for three days. Can i leave it in the fridge until tuesday then brine till friday, rinse, pat dry, & let dry in fridge @ 34° until sunday when i can cook it?