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Turkey question???

coastaleggcoastalegg Posts: 22
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
Doin a turkey today for dinner. Have thermo's in both breasts to check
temp. Is it common for breasts to be at different temps? I am showing a
15 degree disparity in current temps meaning the hotter breast will be
done much sooner then the other breast. Should I try rotating the bird
or something. Also I am spatchcocking but discovers some unburnt wood in
the charcoal so getting a decent smoke as well. Ugh. Assuming this
won't hurt anything either. Little smoke on top of grilling.


  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,199
    It can't hurt turning the bird. The back of my egg seems to cook a little hotter then the rest of the egg. I almost always rotate my grate whether I'm cooking direct or indirect. I find this to be the easiest way to rotate anything I cook unless I have some kind of cookware involved.  While I have never cooked a turkey, when I do spatchcock chicken I always rotate the bird.
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