Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

FTC Question

Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 621
edited December 2012 in EggHead Forum
I am finally cooking my last Christmas dinner this year, and this time it's my first turkey attempt. Because I seem to never guess my cook time for turkey correctly, I'm putting it on a little earlier than normal. If its done early, I'll just FTC it, maybe without a bunch of foil as to not make the skin too soft. Now my question is, since I don't really have a cooler yet I'd like to dedicate for this purpose, and don't think I'll have time to run out and get one today, will using one of my other ones absorb an odor from leaving the bird in there about an hour max?

I hope everyone is enjoying their Egg related Christmas loot. I get to try out my new AR today!!
LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario

Comments

  • should be fine. Just bleach it out if needed after. I've had a lot nastier stuff than a turkey in my coolers and they all bleach out like new.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • FTC does two things, seals the cook so moisture is not lost, maintains the finish temp (within reason of course). If you don't seal it to try and keep the skin "crispy" and dump it in a cooler I can guarantee you two things will happen: The skin will lose its crisp because the cooler will trap the escaping moisture and the meat will cool. You will have a chewy skinned cold turkey. 
    Can't speak to the absorb odor. 

    Can you loosely tent it with foil and hold it in a warm <150 oven...? Will keep the skin crisp and hold the cook temp for an hour or two. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 621
    Both fantastic pieces of information. Thanks gents!
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,820
    If you need to keep it warm for an hour or less, put it in your oven on a warming temp. (if you don't have a warming temp, just put it on the lowest setting (probably 170) let it warm up then shut it off and repeat every now and then.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.