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Mad Max Turkey Tip of the Week - 1st in a series

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edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
hi gang. . .well its 7 weeks from today to thanksgiving, and there are already questions popping up here and there. . .so i thought i'd provide a weekly 'tip' for the next 6 thursdays leading up to the big day. . .along with the link below to the 'mad max turkey'. ...[p]so... .1st tip. is that big bird gonna fit in your egg?? .. .while i roast my turkey in a traditional roasting pan, some follks like to go with a verticle stand, and some folks may like to spatchcock theirs. ...regardless of methodology, you should try out a cold test fit. .. i've posted this before, and it may sound crazy, but a basketball is about the same size as a 20 pound + turkey. . .so, grab a basketball, and whatever setup you think you want to use, and stick it in your egg and see how it fits ...make sure there is sufficient air flow around it. . .make sure your dome temp thermometer isn't sticking into it(this can really cause you problems if you don't realize its happening). . .[p]here are a couple of pics of the set-up i've been using the last couple of years. sticking the little green bge 'feet' under my roasting pan, i create enough airspace to keep the bottom of the pan from scorching. really well. .. .[p]also, if you want to use the throw-away aluminum pans, use 3 or 4 stacked together will result in a 'thicker' pan, more like a regular roasting pan. ...more sturdy as well with a heavy bird in it for moving it on and off the egg, and for making gravy. ..[p]here is my large egg w/ plate setter and green feet
DSCN0625.jpg[p]and here is the roasting pan sitting on the feet[p]DSCN0626.jpg[p]and here it is with the 'turkey' in it. ..all fits great. ..will handle a 24 pound bird with no problem. .. [p]DSCN0627.jpg[p]stay tuned for next week's tip, when i talk about keeping the breast meat moist while the legs get done. ...[p]mad "thinking like a pilgrim" max



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