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Large Turkey Leg

GlennMGlennM Posts: 500
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hi 

I have raised a few large turkeys  --  I have a couple of Tom's cut up into pieces and I want to "egg" a drumstick with a thigh attached tomorrow.  It likely weighs about 6 pounds (yes, these were huge birds, over 30 pounds each)   What do you guys recommend?  I am thinking maybe 250 indirect with a drip pan?  Usually we cook them covered in the oven at 350 and they are great,  just never tried putting one on the egg yet !!

Thanks in advance

In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 

Comments

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,835
    Can't help but I would love to see some pics and hear how you did it. Good luck.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 500
    Anyone got any suggestions? I'm trying to decide if I want to do a slow cook or more like 350?
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    I have never done a turkey leg.    I did a couple of whole turkeys on my grill before I got the egg.    I did the whole turkey at 350 give or take since I was using a cheap offset smoker and found the temp impossible to control
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 500
    edited May 2012
    I hope to get a few more suggestions before I fire up the egg -- here is a before photo,  the beer is in the pic to give some perspective -- also,  this is a great beer !!   I am thinking putting it on indirect with a drip pan, couple of chunks of cherry wood and 225 at the grate.  If its not done by supper I will crank up the heat -- what do you guys think?  It's too nice a chunck of bird to waste.

    image
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    I would do it indirect at about 350 with a nice rub and hickory chunks. If I wanted to holiday the legs I would prepare some sausage stuffung and stuff between the skin and meat, also make sure to sea in this area as well with the rub.
    David
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 500
    Well,  it's reading 180 in the drumstick.  Doesn't seem to be "fall apart" tender but it sure smells good.  I think I will pull it shortly and chew on it for a while !!

    image
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    Looks go.   Did you go 225?   How long?
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 500
    I did 275 for about 4 hours.  I still have it on,  I'm going to pull it soon.  I wish I knew what the best temp would be,  225 would likely take 5 or 6 hours,  I don't know if it would be as tender at 350?  When we cook these in the oven we do 325 covered for several hours and they fall apart.
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    Looks great, wish I had one on right now.

    George

    George
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,441
    edited May 2012
    Do them all the time. 400 direct and raised grid. Takes about an hour.
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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