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Mad max turkey question

Going to try and smoke a turkey tonight. I plan on doing it the mad max way. The only question I have is, do I need to take the turkey out of the fridge early?
Bluffton, SC LBGE, SBGE, Thermapen


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,738
    I remove the turkey from the fridge about 30-40 mins before putting it on the BGE.  During the last 20mins or so, I ice the breasts then start the cook.  Using the ice trick i can get the breast meat to the low 160's when the thighs are into the 180's.  BTW-position the legs to the back of the BGE-hotter back there due to the air-flow path.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • Thanks for the help. I am looking forward to it.
    Bluffton, SC LBGE, SBGE, Thermapen
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,441
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,038
    I did a 14 pounder yesterday using Mad Max's method.  Keep and eye on the skin color each time you baste.  When it looks nice and brown cover with foil.  I do the same as Lousubcap on the pre- egg timing and pointing the legs to the back of the egg.  I put it on at noon after icing the breasts and it was 165 in the breasts, 178 in the thighs by 5:15.  My temp was between 300 and 325 the whole time.  His gravy recipe is awesome!

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • VERY gentle with the wine in the gravy. Start with 1/2 cup, taste then adjust as needed.
    Hood Stars, Wrist Crowns and Obsession Dobs!

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