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Best size Turkey to cook on Large BGE?

JeffHJeffH Posts: 4
edited November 2011 in Root
I have a Large BGE and was wondering what would be the best size turkey to cook/smoke on it?


  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    18 lb. and under ... I like a 12 to 15 lb. personally.
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,654
    im in the 18 pound and under club as well, has nothing to do with the egg, just a better eating bird. i have 2 16 pounders on order for a dinner serving 4 adults and 2 children
  • I have a Large BGE and was wondering what would be the best size turkey to cook/smoke on it?
    spatchcocked or mad maxxed?

  • JLNCJLNC Posts: 73
    A 15lb spatchcocked turkey fits nicely and as the others mentioned  is a good eating bird.  Any bigger and you'd have to leave it entact.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,514
    edited November 2011
    I like 12lbs and spatchcocked. I just like that size of bird. Take about an hour and half cooked high and direct @ 375/400. If feeding large gathering just do 2 or 3....Easy.....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • I cooked a 16 pounder last weekend in a pan set on top of fire bricks on top of the plate setter in the BGE Rack, and don't think I could have gone much bigger.  The BGE website says you can do a 20 and I'm thinking that it is assuming you're cooking vertical.
  • I do between 22 and 24 pounders at Christmas. Just remove the dome thermo and let it sit loosely in the hole  with a spacer or use a thermapen to check temp.


    Caledon, ON


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