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Turkey in a Small BGE?

Joel FermanJoel Ferman Posts: 243
edited 5:59AM in EggHead Forum
Can you smoke a turkey in a small bge? If so, what would be the largest you could smoke?


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,508
    Joel Ferman,
    They say 10-12 pounds. Might take some effort, but I guess it's doable! Qfan could prolly fit a 20 pounder in there, like when he did the record pork shoulder cook on the large.[p]Beers to you. You old enough?

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  • Joel FermanJoel Ferman Posts: 243
    Nature Boy,
    I have gotten a plethora of fantastic feedback, and I think I will end up with a small Big Green Egg. As much as I try to shy away from the egg, something about it just keeps dragging me back.
    My buddies and I do A LOT of boar hunting (GREAT boar hunting in Chico) and built a large smoking pit in the backyard, but I want something for smaller tasks such as tri-tip, pulled pork, turkey and chicken. [p]And sorry, no I am not old enough to drink :-( Hey, will that make me the youngest egghead?

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    Joel Ferman,
    If you can, get the large. A few $$ more but holds lots of room for growth and your cooking skills WILL grow. I've been contemplating another Egg (I have a large and a mini) and every time I go into my dealer I look at the med. then slither over to another large! There's just soooo much more potential and how in the heck are you going to smoke a haunch off of one of those wild pigs you've got down there on a small?
    What ever choice you do make will be the right one...for the moment. ;>)

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Joel Ferman, for someone not old enough to drink, I think the small is an excellent choice. It is much easier to take to the beach for some of those fun gatherings where no drinking is done ;-) and is easily moved when you get a better deal on an apartment or find a new girlfriend. Also, you might be able to find a used small from someone who decided that it was too small and wanted to move to a large. Then when you get more settled, get a large. But a large and a small make a great combination.

  • sdbeltsdbelt Posts: 267
    Joel Ferman,[p]I don't know about a whole turkey, but you could surely do a turkey breast...and for me, that's the most important part. I just love Egg smoked turkey breast.[p]--sdb
  • GloriaGloria Posts: 161
    Boy, do I second that! We have cooked three turkey breasts in the past two weeks. Incredible.

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Was that a boneless breast or do they come with bone in also???
    New Bob

  • GloriaGloria Posts: 161
    New Bob,
    Kroger had their fresh Honeysuckle-brand turkey breasts for 99 cents/lb and they were the whole breast cut from the turkey with bone in. I bought two and cooked them, one for my daughter and one for us. Used a dry rub and then some olive oil. They were so good that I went back and bought three more to go in the freezer and have already cooked another one and it is almost gone! The last one was 7 lbs...pretty big breast and just used lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. It was yummy.

  • sdbeltsdbelt Posts: 267
    Gloria,[p]All of the turkey breasts I've cooked are just like Gloria describes as well. They can even be stuffed, if you so desire.[p]--sdb
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