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how big a turkey on a large bge

edited 4:58AM in EggHead Forum
how many pound turkey will fit on a large bge?[p]on my other larger smoker i usually stand it up like a beer but chicken. will it fit like that in a bge?[p]im gonna honey brine it and rub it with yet to be determined rub..


  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,250
    benny, three times now I have done BIG birds between 24 and 26 pounds. HTH

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • RichRich Posts: 67
    The biggest turkey that I can fit vertically in a large egg is 18 pounds.

  • irishrogirishrog Posts: 375
    it really depends on the breed and shape of turkey.
    Some turkeys breed are very heavy on the breast and I have got in a 28 lb bird on a vertical roaster.
    Some turkey breed are long and leaner on the breast and I have had problems with a 20 lb bird.
    I usually stand my vertical roaster in a stainless steel bowl with a little stock, to stop the juices from burning, over a direct heat, and find my usual cooking time is about 3 hours at about 325 degrees.
    The expert on turkeys is Mad max and you can read the definitive version on turkey cooking on the Naked Whiz's site.

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