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OK SO ITS TURKEY TIME…….

Alright,

So I am new to Egging, and this will be my first time to consider using the egg for a turkey. I have a large egg, so I need to cook for 6-8 people, I am hoping the turkey fits etc no problem.

Any particular advice, smoke chips you all suggest or rubs????

How long/how warm etc etc

Is a turkey on the egg better than a gas oven? I use the egg for everything else…..just not for a turkey yet….

Thought id open up the thread!!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    edited November 2013
    Spatchcocked Turkey and Chicken on the Big Green Egg (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) Chicken 3 to 4.5lb bird or birds. Under an hour cook. Or, just add a package of legs extra. I do not brine the turkey or Chicken. 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. Use what you like. NOTE PLEASE (A LOT OF SMOKE IS NOT YOU FRIEND) I use about a single handfull of mixed chips: Cherry & Pecan. Cook to temp (not time) breast @ 160 and thigh @ 180. 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. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Mickey's suggestion works or cruise by the Whiz's site and check out the Mad Max for a more traditional looking bird. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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