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Holiday turkey

SchrecSchrec Posts: 5
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
Question:

What is the largest turkey I can cook on a large egg? I would be standing it up on a vertical turkey stand directly on top of the plate setter.
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  • The company website says you can do on 20 pounds or smaller.  I did a 17 at Thanksgiving and it worked well.
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  • Was your 17 on a vertical stand, or v rack?
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,468

    If you want meat cook two 12 lb's. I always cook this size as I like the taste and get 4 legs....

    If you spatchcock and cook at 400 (direct and high in dome) takes about 1.25 to 1.5 hours each. You can do 2 or 3 or....

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Thanks for the advise all!
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  • I did a 22 pounder last year Mad Max Style, easily fit and turned out awesome
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  • Nice! Thanks
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  • You can go bigger as well. You may have to take the clip off the dome thermo and space it out a bit.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    I'd rather have a couple of young hens than one old Tom ...  ~:>
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 826
    edited December 2011
    I'd rather have a couple of young hens than one old Tom ...  ~:>
    I think it is nearly impossible to buy an old Turkey, the way they are raised now a days even if they did not butcher them they would die of health problems.  I still like turkey but rather not think of how they are raised.

    Gerhard

    P.S.  We did an 8 KG bird so it would be around 17 lb earlier this year turned out nice.
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  • I'd rather have a couple of young hens than one old Tom ...  ~:>
    You may very well prefer that but that was not the question.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • @Kentucky wildcat fan- Did you cook that 22 vertical or on a v rack.?
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    ... and the advantage of a large bird would be?
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • The OP asked about the largest size of turkey that would fit. I'm not going to argue the finer points of cuisine with you.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • We've cooked a 22lb bird in a large, but had to go horizontal to fit.  I would think a 15lb bird could be done vertically.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • Thanks SmittytheSmoker. Think that's the way I'm gonna go too.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,981

    You can definitely do a 16 lb beer can chicken style, placesetter legs up.

     

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    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • @Griffin- Nice looking bird! It looks like she's juicy. 
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
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  • Griffin,

    Try that inverted next time ;)

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • I used a V rack and a baking pan. I now have a turkey roaster that fits perfect in a
    Large Egg

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  • Obviously posting a picture has changed since the forum changed.
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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,019
    edited December 2011

    Remove the [IMG] and [/IMG] when pasting textimage

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

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  • Or just copy and paste

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,981

    Griffin,

    Try that inverted next time ;)

    I don't know how well that would balance on just a Fosters beer can with no type of rack, but I just might give it a go.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • I use the bge stand. Did my first inverted turkey around US thanksgiving but I think I had a free range bird. I did get the 20* difference between the breast and thigh that I was hoping for.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,019
    edited December 2011
    I use the bge stand. Did my first inverted turkey around US thanksgiving but I think I had a free range bird. I did get the 20* difference between the breast and thigh that I was hoping for.

    I was planning one this weekend and using the ice bag for 30 minutes on the breast meat. Will inverted will do the same?

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

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  • Yes, that is what got me started doing chickens this way. I tried to get a pic of the thermapens but the one in the thigh didn't show. It was around 155* when the breast was 138* but by the time I pulled it and rested it was 185 to 160.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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