Reset the timer for 3. Go watch an episode of your favorite TV show or pick up a book, but dont go too far away Repeat this process of checking and basting with your reserved liquid every 3. Soon, once again, you will have liquid on the bottom of the pan. Now use that instead of any liquid from a bowl. Whether you used the original meat juices or something else, it is now at the bottom of the pan, infused with meat juices, ready to be reused again. Remove extra liquid if the juices touch the bottom of the turkey. Dont let the turkey stew in juices. This will make the meat soft instead of giving it that golden outside, crispy rind. This is why a small rack in the roasting pan is best. With a rack, it stays out of all the juices. But keep the juicesUse some of the juices as a gravy base, or pour some into a bowl for table dressing over stuffing, vegetables, potatoes, etc. Dont let it go to waste That juice has been stewing for hours with delicious turkey juices.