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Thanksgiving Turkey

I have never cooked a holiday turkey on BGE. I would like to try. Can EGGheads on this forum give me their tried and true/no-brainer recipe with full instructions and any special eggcessory I might need? Thanks and I look forward to hearing from the eggperts!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,441
    edited November 2012

    Raise the grid (adj rig or bricks, or ???, just get it raised a few inches above the felt line).

    I cook direct at 400. Spatchcock bird and leave uncovered in fridge overnight if time (if not, will not hurt). I do not brine nor inject the bird. Like a smaller bird of 11/12 lbs. I use coffee rub. Put on grid bone side down and never turn over. Cook to temp only, but this takes me about 75 mins +/-. Use VERY LITTLE (VERY LITTLE) wood for smoke. I like a total of less than a handfull of chips mixed cherry/pecan tossed in.

     

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 848
    You can do a search and get plenty of answers, but I can't resist hyping my favorite, from amazing ribs. I don't use any smoke wood. This is absolutely fantastic. The page has information on every single aspect of buying and cooking turkey. But you have to wade through a massive amount of type to get to the recipe. If you want it stripped down, PM your email and I'll send a stripped down version that I keep in my recipe file.
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • allsidallsid Posts: 410
    edited November 2012
    jlsm said:
    You can do a search and get plenty of answers, but I can't resist hyping my favorite, from amazing ribs. I don't use any smoke wood. This is absolutely fantastic. The page has information on every single aspect of buying and cooking turkey. But you have to wade through a massive amount of type to get to the recipe. If you want it stripped down, PM your email and I'll send a stripped down version that I keep in my recipe file.
    +1 on Amazing Ribs.  I have only done one turkey, and it was based on the amazing ribs post.  Came out fantastic.  Here is a link to how I did it-

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  • I do the same as Mickey but with a traditional turkey rub and indirect. 
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  • What is the largest turkey that I could/should do on a large egg?  I am not going to spatchcock it either.

    Going to be doing a practice run next weekend and doing a bird on the egg and my electric turkey fryer, having about 18 people for dinner.

    Thank you!
    Scott K
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