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Turkey on the egg

Rafter RRafter R Posts: 120
edited 2:42PM in EggHead Forum
When smoking a turkey on the egg...can you still trust the "pop-out" thermometer that comes in the turkey?

I have NEVER cooked a Turkey. I grew up on the farm and never knew turkeys had a built in thermometer! That evolution thing is really working out quite well ;)

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  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990
    i never trust those things. seems like i have to tap them to make them work.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    stevesails wrote:
    i never trust those things. seems like i have to tap them to make them work.

    What a coincidence! I have to do the very same thing with my wife.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,897
    Turkey on the BGE...not that is good eats. :laugh: ;)
    My turkeys must be old fashion....don't have no pop up thingies
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,650
    Kailas wrote:
    stevesails wrote:
    i never trust those things. seems like i have to tap them to make them work.

    What a coincidence! I have to do the very same thing with my wife.

    Funny.

    I never trust those things. I always take them out before I cook my bird. Get you a thermometer, either a remote or a thermapen and check your temps. More accurate and you can decide what temp you want to cook to.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • EggerFromIowaEggerFromIowa Posts: 181
    I usually pull out the plastic temp thing in the turkey prior to putting on the egg.

    Make sure your BGE thermometer isn't touching the turkey when you close the lid.

    If you have a very large turkey, Most times I put the turkey in a pan, in the upside down plate setter, with BGE feet in between the platsetter and the pan.

    i.e. I don't use the grill or grate. Seems to set the turkey up to high.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    NO NO NO NO!!!

    Don't trust the pop up even if cooking in a oven.

    Trusting the pop up insures a dry turkey...

    Cook any food to the proper temperature, for chicken and turkey that is 165°. Some folks like to cook the breast to 165°, thighs and legs to 180°.

    Turkey on the egg is great eats. The turkey is done but that darn pop up says keep cooking.

    turkey0812.jpg

    GG
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,513
    I agree. My first cook was a turkey. They thermometer said yes but I waited for the popup and it got too dry.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,858
    You might consider this...

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/madmaxturkey.htm

    Gets RAVE reviews around these parts. I've only tried it once when I was out of town with no egg. It was great, even in an oven.

    As for the popup, umm, no.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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