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First EGG cooked Turkey

I have the BGE Cookbook and am looking at the recipe on page 108.  Sounds good.  Anyone tried it and have suggestions for improvement?

Anyone have a better recipe?  I have done EVERYTHING else on the EGG.  This will be my first T-Day turkey (the mother-in-law finally said okay...)

Any help would be appreciated.


  • Do the MadMax bird. The BGE cookbook is nice for a coffee table


    Caledon, ON


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,633
    Spatchcocked Turkey
    (you cut out the backbone and cook opened)
    I like a 11/12 lb bird. If I need lots of turkey I just cook a couple ( 1 & 1/2 hr cook app)
    Or, just add a package of legs extra.
    I do not brine the turkey.
    If time I like to leave uncovered in the fridge overnight (no problem if no time)
    I cook "direct" @ 400 on a raised grill "skin side up" and never turn over.
    I will use a coffee rub (see below) Use what you like.
    I use about a single handfull of mixed chips: Cherry & Pecan.
    Cook to temp (not time) breast @ 160 and thigh @ 180
    Please let set for 20 to 30 mins to rest before cutting.
    Coffee Rub (turkey, chicken, beef & pork)
    Equal part: Instant Expresso Ground coffee
    Equal part: Brown Sugar
    ½ part: Black Pepper
    ½ part: Kosher Salt
    ½ part: Garlic Powder
    ¾ part: Ancho Chili Powder
    Don't worry on exact, just close on measurement. I used to use turbinado sugar but we like with brown better. This is pulled from MollyShark, Hungry Man, & Richard In Fl then tweaked. I find the ancho chili powder is far less expensive in the bulk spice area than the bottled area ( have used both light or dark version). I make it starting with a half cup Instant Expresso Ground coffee and work from there as it seems to store well if sealed.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • Mad max does not list a time per lb. What do you guys normally do? 25 Mins/lb? 30mins/lb?
  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    edited November 2012
    I do 3 mins/lb but that is in a deep fryer :D

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