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Spatchcock 15 lb turkey ?

We cooked a 15lb fresh turkey spatchcocked last Thanksgiving and it was awesome so I am planning on doing it again.

I forgot how long it took approximately.  I normally cook the 4 -5 lb chickens raised direct but a 15 lb bird in a LGBE does not fit raised so anyways I am planning on 350 direct with some pecan chips.  Does 2-2.5 hours sound right for a 15lb bird?

I need to get another Egg for the side dishes one day.  I guess I could cook some the night before but how will they come out reheated the next day?

Got any gravy recommendations since there will be no drippings from the bird to save.

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LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


Garnerville, NY

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  • JackhJackh Posts: 107
    Doing a 11-12lb today will keep tract time report later
    Lg&Sm ---Middleport NY
  • I did a 21 lb turkey raised direct at 400 dF and it took less than 2.5 hours. This was on a LGBE.

    2014 Texas Aggies - Here's to hoping....

    in Houston, TX

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,894
    I do 11/12 lb spatchcocked raised & direct @ 400 in about 1.5hr
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • JackhJackh Posts: 107
    Just finished a spatch turkey in 2 hr
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    Lg&Sm ---Middleport NY
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,894
    edited November 2013
    Jackh said:
    Just finished a spatch turkey in 2 hr

    So how was it? Looks good.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • JackhJackh Posts: 107
    Just finished supper was well done but not over done not bad for a frozen turkey
    Lg&Sm ---Middleport NY
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,582
    Will a spatchcocked 15 pounder actually fit on the cooking grate on a large BGE? Seem like it wouldn't fit.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,894
    Will a spatchcocked 15 pounder actually fit on the cooking grate on a large BGE? Seem like it wouldn't fit.

    Dave it fits. 400, raised, direct.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,582
    Thanks!
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,853
    May have to get creative - inverted v-rack or tuck the legs in more - I did it last year and it was awesome - I just forgot how long it took so I can get an idea when to put it on.

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    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
  • JackhJackh Posts: 107
    I use a medium ss grate raised above my large ss grate fit fine
    Lg&Sm ---Middleport NY
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