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  • Re: Turkey Low & Slow??

    IsCornell said:
    What kind of charcoal do you use?  I have Cowboy Charcoal and it has a strong flavor.  I bought BGE charcoal.  Does that add a lot of smoke flavor or not?

    I prefer Wicked Good, BGE or Royal Oak.  I've found that if you let it burn a while, the acrid flavor in any of them dissipates once you get the vents adjusted.  If I have something that tends to pick up that flavor, I'll cook it last (grilled onions come to mind).  

    For anything less than 350F, after 15-20 min open, then 15-20 min dome closed and vents adusted, the charcoal smoke and flavor diminish.

    Your mileage may vary and others certainly may have opinions.  This is just what I've noticed over the years cooking over charcoal (lump and Kingsoford, Weber grill/smoker and my new BGE
    :D)
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