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Max temp spike problem

JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
edited 11:38AM in EggHead Forum
Put my turkey on at about 10 this morning using the Mad Max method. All was going well until the last time I basted the bird, at about 11:20. When I opened the lid at that time I didn't notice that the top vent part of the iron cap slid all the way open. When I went to baste 1/2 hour later the temp had hit 550. I completely shut the egg down, waited about 10 minutes (it had gone down to about 470) and put some foil over the bird.

I assume it will be OK once the temp regulates back at 325 and the vents are open again, but thought I should ask here in case there's anything else I should do.

thanks in advance,



  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
    well, its stabilized at 350, although it too about an hour to get there. I think I'll keep the foil on it a little longer. The only thing that got burnt are the tips of the wings. Everything else is a nice golden brown.

    Any thoughts on how this will affect the cooking time?
  • It will shorten it? :laugh:
    The Naked Whiz
  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
    you forgot to add, "I'll be here all week!"
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