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Max turkey size??

rpurkeyrpurkey Posts: 20
edited 7:35PM in EggHead Forum
I have a large BGE and have only done one turkey.

I have forgotten 'how big is too big' for the bird to stand up in the dome.

Any input on what size I need to make sure I do not exceed is appreciated!


  • i have done up to 24# MM style (horizontal). ..i don't know about on a turkey stand. ...
  • fiver29fiver29 Posts: 612
    If you are going vertical you should be able to put whatever size bird you have in there.

    I use a plate setter and don't use the grill grate. On the plate setter upside down put a roasting pan and your vertical bird on that. Should hold whatever you have. Cook like you normally would. Should come out great!
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    A turkey is longer than it is thick..thinking from a horizontal point of view..I have done 23# horizontal and it was a squeeze..I even had to remove the dome thermometer....on a vertical roaster it would certainly have never fit..don't be misled by the statement..whatever size you have will a dry / cold egg test fit before lighting, at least that will allow you to alter your plans if need be...if you had of used the "search" feature you would have found MANY posts about this...
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