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Full lump, Turkey and Beans

The WalrusThe Walrus Posts: 35
edited 4:39AM in EggHead Forum
As a neophyte I would like some clarification. I have a medium BGE.
1. What is a full lump?
To the top of the fire box? To the top of the fire ring? Or a couple of inches below the top of the fire ring?
2. For how long and at what temperature is the best way to smoke a 5 to 7 lb. turkey breast?
Tonight I am going to try a baked bean recipe from an old family friend. With the BGE I am able to add the old wood cook stove flavor to her recipe for the first time in years. I am drooling at the eggticipation.


  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    the walrus,[p]I typically fill my firebox full to the top of the firebox, or the bottom of the firering however you prefer to look at it. For long and slow burns I'll fill it even more full than that even to the point of the top of the firering. Gets a long slow burn that lasts a long time.[p]Just the breast of the turkey? I've cooked a 7-8 pound turkey at about 300-325 indirect and if I remember right it took me about 3.5 hours. The breast alone may be a bit shorter than that, not too sure though.[p]Good luck with the cook and let us know how things come out.[p]Troy
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