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Tiny Turkey

TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Only 3 of us here to share Thanksgiving this year so only a little 10#er. Mostly a Mad Max cook. Finishing up all the sides while the little gal rests. Smoked with a little persimmon wood. Mike

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  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Good looking bird there Mike!! ;)
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  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Thanks LC, don't remember ever doing a whole bird this small before. Mike
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  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 2,953
    Morning Mike:

    That is one pretty bird! GREAT color!

    I'll be doing a 10# one tomorrow since we're joining the son & DIL later today.

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

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  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    I hear ya there!! Just cooked a 21 pounder for the neighbor...now cooking our 13 pounder. Our little bird looks like a cornish hen after the 21 pounder.... :laugh:
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  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 643
    Looks great! I've got a 10 pounder that will go on pretty soon. How long did yours take to cook?
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  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Basscat at 325* dome it took just at 2hrs to get the breast to 160* but the thighs weren't quite up to temp so I left it on about 15+ min longer. Breasts ended at about 168* and thighs at 179*. Much longer and the breasts would have been too dry. Mike
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Very Nice.
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Very Nice.
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  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 643
    Cool, thanks. Hope mine looks as good as yours!
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  • Looks terrific. Our digital therm. busted and I am at a loss. What temp did you cook your turkey and how long. I have a brined 13 pounder in the large BGE. Put it on at 1:45pm. Any advice? I have one of those instant meat probes that you use but I miss the digital.
    Also did you use the plate setter inverted?

    Thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Aloha.
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  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Hi kaimuki girl, yes inverted plate setter with a pan with vee rack, with pan on BGE feet- anything type of spacer to keep the pan raised above the plate setter. For this small bird I kept the temp at no more than 325* dome. My DigiQ digtal meat probe died so like you I was going with my instant read thermo causing me to open the BGE more than I would have liked. Just keep eye on your dome temp, check the meat temp in a few places after an hour or so, and trust the BGE. I did rotate the bird a couple of times since it seemed to be cooking a little quicker on one side of the BGE.

    Aloha, Mike
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  • Mike, did you use a v-rack?

    Doug
    ~HOPE~ is wishing something would happen. ~FAITH~ is believing something will happen. ~COURAGE~ is making something happen......
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  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 643
    Mine came out the same, and man, was it GOOD !-)
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  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Yes, I did use a v-rack. Mike
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  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    Hard to beat the Mad Max method, BGE, and turkey. Mike
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  • I'll be trying to replicate your cook this Sunday.
    10lber goes on this Sunday.

    Thanks again for info.

    Doug
    ~HOPE~ is wishing something would happen. ~FAITH~ is believing something will happen. ~COURAGE~ is making something happen......
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