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Need some fast reassurance!!!

Well crap. Please someone tell me it's gonna work!!! I tried too big a bird in my egg and couldn't get it to close with the plate setter and v-rack. I 86'd the v-rack and its on top of the grid at felt level. Whole bird, injected and going indirect at 300-325. Is this gonna screw up my bird?!?!?


  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,679
    Nope. I did mine that way yesterday and it was great. No worries.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    From everything I have seen, that is one of the go to methods for a big bird. I had to put my v-rack in a drip pan which was directly on top of the plate setter yesterday. It was a 17 lb. bird and I have a LBGE. Even with that, I had to raise the temp guage so it wouldn't stick into the bird. 325 for 4 hours and turned out great. I might raise the temp a little next time since the skin didn't crisp up as much as I hoped.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • Many thanks friends, I feel better.
  • It will be fine ! Relax and get ready to enjoy the best bird you have ever had !
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • It turned out well. Thanks for the encouragement!!
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    I think the BGE website tell you to do a whole bird in the V rack, sitting in the drip pan directly on the platesetter also, skipping the main grate.  As Tulocay mentioned above.

    Glad it worked out for ya.  Now you gotta give the spatchcocked turkey a try!

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,947
    We don't need no stinkin v-rack...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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