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Turkey on a Small BGE

edited 12:08AM in EggHead Forum
Have a S.BGE.Need to smoke a bird for TG day.The rack is to big,cant close the lid.I dont need to cook a big bird.Any Ideas,do I need a rack,can I cook right on the grid,Thanks Kenny

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  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
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    <p />Kenny Fey,[p]Just my opinion here. Cooking right on the grid is not a good idea. You really need some kind of drip pan which will also serve as a heat shield. This is the easy part as disposable alum pans in this size are readily available.[p]This is a small adjustable V-rack I purchased at a Target store. The base is 7.5 X 10 inches and it will fit in the small Egg on all but the widest setting.[p]With a rack and pan combination, you should be able to do a small bird approaching the 10 lb. minimum listed for the small Egg. I know it can handle an 8 lb. breast.[p]K~G

  • Kenny Fey,[p]Would definitely recommend that you have a pan (preferrably w/some liquid) to deflect the direct heat. On a small BGE you will definitely have the lump close to the bird and will be exposed to scorching the bottom of the bird.[p]You should brine the bird - why? Brining shortens your cooking time and will reduce the amount of lump you need and the time your bird will be so close the lump.
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