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Large Turkey Leg

GlennMGlennM Posts: 358
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

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,518
    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 
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  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 358
    Anyone got any suggestions? I'm trying to decide if I want to do a slow cook or more like 350?
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  • 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
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  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 358
    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.

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  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 479
    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.
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  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 358
    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 !!

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  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    Looks go.   Did you go 225?   How long?
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
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  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 358
    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.
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  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    Looks great, wish I had one on right now.

    George

    George
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,044
    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, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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