Step 3: Making 10 Gallons of Gravy

step 1: make 10 gallons of stock

- 15-20 pounds chicken bones and backs
- 5 pounds yellow oneion, peeld and cut into 16ths
- 3 pounds carrots, scrubbed not peeld and cut into 1 inch lengths
- 1 head celery, washed and cut into large pieces
- handful of fresh thyme, half bunch of parsley, large pinch of black pepper and 2-3 bayleaves

toss bones and vegtables with vegetable oil and roast in a hot 450 degree oven until rich
dark brown color. place in a stock pot and cover with cold water. deglaze pan with white
wine, bring to boil then lower heat to simmer for 1.5 hours, skimming as you go. strain
stock, chill and reserve for gravy.

step 2: makin gravy

- 2.5 pounds butter
- 2.5 pounds flour

melt butter and add the flour, stirring constantly, until smooth. cook, watching like a
hawk until the mixture is aromatic and colored to your desire.

add cold stock to hot roux to make a smooth paste.

stir until smooth then add the rest of the stock to the pan. roux
does not work until the mixture comes to boil.

bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. add giblets as desired.
simmer for 10-15 minutes and season to taste. seasonings can
be added after the gravy is loaded in the fountain
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Was this made for honey boo boo lol but seriously the pump system is brilliant just brilliant and can be used for several applications
HAHA this is hilarious!! I love it
You are having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!! I'm thinking your parties are the ones that get the most memorable votes from family and friends. Thanks for the smile.
This gravy fountain most certainly does not look that simple to build and I think it does require certain expertise and skillset too in order to be achieved. Plumbing skills are also crucial so as to ensure the gravy goes straight down to the bottom instead of towards all over the place because the gravy is hot and it might just hurt someone if not done up properly. I would consider doing this innovative and useful fountain should I have a party in the future. It would be great for fruit punch as well. <br>
This is the most totally amazing thing ever!
Jesus Christ on a moped, this person is a genius!
i like mopeds
Apparently, so does Jesus.
I know this'll sound gross, but would the addition of a spout like a squatting cupid facing the back of the fountain be too much? I mean, with gravy and all? (OK, I know I'm inviting hate mail for that one, or milk-through-the-nose laughs) ~adamvan2000
i like that idea
you people are sick, in the best sense of the word :D
I loev that idea! Add lumps or a tiny loo ans shoot it out of that!
what a great idea
The gravy fountain would be surprising enough, any sort of sculpture with gravy flowing from any orifice would just add to the presentation. Hand, bucket, weiner, butt, nose, who cares where it comes from, as long as it tastes good.
This is the next best thing to a bacon fountain;)
add bacon bits?
Mmm, scalding!
i asked my mom if i could build one for thanks giving and she said no its gross
I'd have to say, in this case, mum knows best!
I say build one anyway. Then throw a party and put something else in it! Mums do not always know best!
Hmmm! Beer or wine might work better and my mum might approve, especially if I don't tell her. I think more might come to my party than to a gravy party.
I like the idea of attaching the fountain portion to a slushy machine. Blended Margaritas Here I Come!
a cheese fountain would be nice<br />
all I can say is, NACHO BAR!
In the photo where we can see the spillway from above, there seems to be a fair amount of splash taking place.... in actual use, how much spillage is there really? There would be obvious health concerns if the wood could be soaked with gravy or other biomaterial
I hope your not planning on eating the wood! Just clean it when your done just like a cutting board
My God, <br>You've made a gravy Dialysis machine~! <br>Bravo...
I can't seem to find the &quot;like&quot; button, but i'd press it if I could!
i am trying to decide if ironic is the corrrect word to be used for making a pump for something that will larwe require a pump for pumping blood? wonderful creativity
Does this work with chocolate?
it would, but you'd need a heat source. also, because there's nothing to damage in chocolate, you could probably create a much less bulky pump (I think the norm is an auger system).
Hmmm slushie frosen marguritas come to mind instead of gravy :) Migtht be a project for later in the summer :D
the pump design would probably work pretty well if the slush was liquid enough to feed into the lower side. replacing the heating element with a cooling element might be a tad more difficult.
use a salt and ice bath to freeze it. Just like an ice cream maker.
Not if you use a peltier element.
I cant decide whether to drool,... or vomit.
Do either, but not in the gravy please.
That's amazing and uber cute :)
I... I just... I'm so happy. :,) <br><br>Thank you so much for this.
everything was fine with the concept until......you made it recirculate!<br><br>BTW if you love chili and cheese dogs from 7-11 here in the US the dispensers for those delectable pastes use the same principle of spinning wheels againts a feeding tube to produce a vacuum to suck out the contents from the vaccum packed pouch
This is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I cried. Unbridled creativity.
The idea of the &quot;Pump design&quot; is genius.
abhorrently disgusting, yet somehow extremely creative...<br>
thanksgiving 2010- uncle jim is forever banned from thanksgiving dinner when he was found facedown drinking the gravy and only coming up when he needed a breath. he had been there for at least ten minutes before aunt gertrude finally pulled him out.
That ROCKS my SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Two girls one fountain?
I WANT ONE....<br>why not create a new way to cook a roast? add some extra fittings and recirculate the drippings over the roast. Make with some au jus this is the best french dip EVER
This is greatness!!!!! <br>My wife wont let me make one but this is Funny!!!
Would it be possible to have the gravy spewing from the turkey? I'm on it

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