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Can I smoke a turkey using a V-Rack?

Most of the the posts that I have seen about smoking turkey have shown the pictures of birds on the pedestal upright roasters.  I would think it would be fine to use a V-rack, but would like for someone who has done a turkey that way to reinforce my thinking.

Also what is the heat range that most of you shoot for with a turkey.

TIA

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  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,405
    edited November 2012

    Yes, we use the v-rack along with the BGE drip pan in the large.  It can handle a 15lb bird comfortably.  We cook at 325/350 indirect.   We pull when we get a 160/165 IT in the thigh meat. We have been cooking the 13/15lb birds in under 3 hours.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Yep , been there done that , turned out great!
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • Yes you can, did it last weekend
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,903
    Here is a popular method using a more standard setup. 


    Note in the pics MM is using a trivet so you can't really see it, but a V-Rack over the pan would work just fine as well.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Thanks to all for the good answers.  Going to do one this weekend.
  • i'm all rib rack every year for at least 7-8 years. works great

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,715
    edited November 2012
    I'm "All In" like a newly released book :)) with trailers.  Been slow roasting/smoking turkeys on various equipment for 30+ years-only screwed it up once-and it was the Indian not the arrow!  You've got all the toys to hit the home-run. 
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    lousubcap said:
    I'm "All In" like a newly released book :)) with trailers.  Been slow roasting/smoking turkeys on various equipment for 30+ years-only screwed it up once-and it was the Indian not the arrow!  You've got all the toys to hit the home-run. 
    and it was the Indian not the arrow! 

    lou, that's what I tell my boys about their golf clubs!!!!
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,523
    Duganboy said:
    lousubcap said:
    I'm "All In" like a newly released book :)) with trailers.  Been slow roasting/smoking turkeys on various equipment for 30+ years-only screwed it up once-and it was the Indian not the arrow!  You've got all the toys to hit the home-run. 
    and it was the Indian not the arrow! 

    lou, that's what I tell my boys about their golf clubs!!!!
    "Oh, come on Dad! If these clubs were bent to my lie, and the shafts were spine aligned I could hit them better!"
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
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