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Turkey/Chicken Vertical Roaster?

TheDirtyBurgerTheDirtyBurger Posts: 846
edited 8:39AM in EggHead Forum
I am a newbie to the wonderful world of eggs. I was wondering which is the best option for my large BGE

1. Go with a cheap one on sale at Cabela's ($2)(only gobbles)
2. Go with the metal BGE one (chix and gobbles)
3. Go with the ceramic BGE one (does it do turkeys too?)

I was just wondering with the clearance issues and such which would be the best idea for poultry roasters. Any input much obliged


  • emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
    Cheap works for me.
  • doing a turkey vertical is problematic at best. get the cheap chicken one [but buy two] i often do two small birds at the smame time.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Personally if I was to do a vertical bird. I'd go real cheap. Stick a beer can up it's up. Just drink the beer first. Never could taste a real difference with out without the beer.
  • UGAVETUGAVET Posts: 577
    Try a spatchcocked chicken if you havent. you probably wont want to do a vertical roast after that. My preference anyway.
  • skihornskihorn Posts: 600
    Just curious why doing a turkey vertical is problematic.

    League City, TX
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    It may or may not fit!!
  • height issues good sized turkey and plate setter does may not have enough height.. indirect with the woo ring or versa grate will probably leave enough room ... a really big turkey in a roasting rack sometimes hits the dome thermometer,,,
  • LakerLaker Posts: 110
    Forget the vertical. Very hard to get a bird of any size vertically into a large egg. I have had the best results, with 20lb + birds in a pan and rack with apples, oranges, onions, wine, etc.

    See below for tutorial

    Good luck.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,750
    im too cheap to even use a cheap beer can, i cook them with a gingerale can.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Now that may add some flavor that would be worth it..
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,750
    it works well with tsunami spin, add some ginger peels or ginger ends you wouldnt normally use as well
  • A while back, there was a fairly active debate on Michael Chu's Cooking for Engineers website concerning beer can chicken. Michael suggested, based on his testing of oven-roasted chicken, that the technique had little value, no beer flavor showed up in the chicken, and brining produced a more juicy bird.

    I disputed his conclusion based on technical flaws in his test, but the bottom line is that brines, rubs, and smoking woods will contribute lots more flavor to a bird in an Egg than that little bit of boiling lager inside the beer can or ceramic Poultry Pal-style container.

    Website article here

    My response criticizing Michael's test design is posted downthread on 11/21/2006.
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