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.

"Big Bird" on the Grill. Wow 31 lbs!

George T.George T. Posts: 13
edited 1:55AM in EggHead Forum
Fellow BGEer's,
I am not sure, but I think we may have set some sort of a record with my BGE. We had some friends who were given 31# turkey.(I think it's really Big Bird from Sesame Street). We put on the egg this AM and it's cooking away. We used firebricks and drip pan.... [p]I have seen people ask how big of a turkey you can do on the egg...usual answer 24 or 25lbs. [p]I am not sure how this "Big Bird" will taste, but it's on the grill.[p]Happy New Year!!!

Comments

  • George T.,
    It will taste great! If you take the word of a "foul" type of guy! A little pun goes a long way! I've smoked maybe 15 on the Eggs since I started last Jan. The only way to beat it, is to brine it over night before you cook it. I did that with the 2 I cooked for Christmas, at my youngest daughter's insistance and I was amazed! We'll try it again in a few weeks, to see if I just hit it lucky. That's a big bird for your first attempt! Just take it slow & easy and it will be great.[p]Dr. Chicken

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    George T.,
    That one will take about 7 3/4 hours at 300 to 325 F...Superb any way ya do em. I was crowding mine at 22 lbs.
    Did you lower the grill to the firechamber ring?
    C~W

  • Char-Woody,[p]I lowered the drip pan and firebricks below the fire ring and put the bird directly on the grill.[p]It tasted very good, but I think personally think a smaller bird taste better.

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