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first turkey

i know there has been lots of discussion about turkey on the BGE.....this will be my first time, and I decided to start with a breast.  Have a 10lb.  I will brine it overnight.  I assume it will be indirect, with the plate setter on.  What temp should I keep the egg at, and how long (approximately) do you guys think it will take to get the turkey to the right temp?


  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 544
    edited November 2012

    I recently did a turkey breast smaller than yours, but injected it cooked indirect @ 325 dome to an IT of 160.  Mine took about an hour.


    Here is a video from Dr BBQ on turkey breast:

    Edina, MN

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,610
    edited November 2012

    For me....... Direct raised at 400 and cook to 160. (i don't brine, but can't hurt)

    I like coffee rub, use what you like..... VERY LIGHT WOOD, i like less than (total) handfull cherry/pecan chips,,,,,,, not much wood please.

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

  • GramblerGrambler Posts: 145
    Mickey, do you spatchcock yours?
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,596
    Mickey may be partying at Plano but he does spatchcock his.  I also spatchcock but instead of direct I go indirect at around 350*F-15# bird (about as big as can fit on the LBGE w/o getting creative) takes around 2.5 hrs to 160 in the breast.  Put the legs to the back (naturally hotter zone in BGE) and they will get to 180 at the same time.  Easy and great tasting!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • did my first turkey breast yesterday.....worked out great.  platesetter legs up, drip pan, grate, breast sitting on grate, dome temp at 350.  it was 10 lb and took almost exactly 2 1/2 hours to get to 160.  i turned it halfway thru because my BGE gets hotter in the back with the platesetter legs up.

    on to Thanksgiving!

  • Glad the turkey turn out to your liking, but where are the pictures?
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • it was getting dark....people waiting ...sides to prepare...etc.  Next time
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