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SWK
SWK Posts: 15
edited September 2012 in Poultry

I'm planning to cook a Turkey on Thanksiving on my XL green egg, but I have never done this.
Has anyone ever cooked a turkey on the green egg? I'm not sure how big of a turkey I can fit on it either.

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  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    If a lot of turkey is what you are after, I would cook two smaller turkeys (11/12lb). I think the smaller are better tasteing. Do you want a spatchcocked (backbone cut out and cooked flat) ordo you want to keep it whole ( like a full round bird).
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • Village Idiot
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    When I saw the title, I thought this thread was about Mickey.  
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    When I saw the title, I thought this thread was about Mickey.  
    Welcome home my friend. Nice pictures.
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • Village Idiot
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    Thanks, Buddy.   :-h
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • travisstrick
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    What pictures? I feel left out.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • travisstrick
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    Mickey said:

    If a lot of turkey is what you are after, I would cook two smaller turkeys (11/12lb). I think the smaller are better tasteing.
    Do you want a spatchcocked (backbone cut out and cooked flat) ordo you want to keep it whole ( like a full round bird).

    A full round bird, huh? Man, the possibilities are endless with that one.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Tenderize by running through the wood chipper, where it also picks up a woody aroma.  Make sure you thaw it out first and take off the plastic wrap.   Oh yah, you betchya!
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    I love lamp..
  • Village Idiot
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    What pictures? I feel left out.
    Travis, I don't want to bore people with my vacation pictures.  I sent a couple of food porn pics to Mickey.  I'll make a webpage and send you the link.  Don't get your hopes up for great pics, though.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • pasoegg
    pasoegg Posts: 447
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    check the naked whiz website.....his turkey recipe is easy and good....also has pictures for those of us more challenged....

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
    edited September 2012
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    What pictures? I feel left out.

    Travis, I don't want to bore people with my vacation pictures.  I sent a couple of food porn pics to Mickey.  I'll make a webpage and send you the link.  Don't get your hopes up for great pics, though.
    When will the film get back from the drugstorePhotobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • Fred19Flintstone
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    Drugstore?  That's high class!  All we got is a Fotomat drive-thru hut.
    Flint, Michigan
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,756
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    What pictures? I feel left out.
    Travis, I don't want to bore people with my vacation pictures.  I sent a couple of food porn pics to Mickey.  I'll make a webpage and send you the link.  Don't get your hopes up for great pics, though.
    you must have got some pizza pics, im sure most want to see the pizza
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Village Idiot
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    you must have got some pizza pics, im sure most want to see the pizza
    OK, here's 3 pizza pics.  The first two are from Ostuni, Italy (at the heel of the boot).  Fire brick oven.  The third is from Matera, Italy.  I asked for "pepperoni".  Apparently, pepperoni means "peppers" in Italian.  It was a very good topping, though.  Not a bell pepper.  It was kinda sweet.

    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • billybon
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    SWK said:

    I'm planning to cook a Turkey on Thanksiving on my XL green egg, but I have never done this.
    Has anyone ever cooked a turkey on the green egg? I'm not sure how big of a turkey I can fit on it either.

    I don't think there is a turkey too big to fit on a XL. However, I would suggest a couple of 12 pound birds and be sure to brine them in advance.
  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    Villagel Idiot is a modest person (for real). He is an outstanding photographer.

    Yes the pic's from his trip are very good and no way he will just post them, that's just Garys way.

    But, take a look at his Galveston pictures of after the storm, the carvings - they are outstanding.

    Gary that is the very last thing good I will say about you this year :-t

    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • Village Idiot
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    Mickey said:

    Gary that is the very last thing good I will say about you this year :-t

    No problem.  I'm having your statements engraved for my wall.   \:D/
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,756
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    @swk
    find the mad max turkey, its a good way to cook a tday bird and its very explicit so not many questions. you really want to make a practice bird a week or two before just to gain some experience and it never hurts to have the extra gravey, freeze it and use it on tday.

    @VI
    nice pics of the pies, its always good to see what they are doing with them, very similar to alot of bge pies, maybe a little less cheese
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Griffin
    Griffin Posts: 8,200
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    When I saw the title, I thought this thread was about Mickey.  


    =))  Bah-zing!

    Love the picture of that ole camera.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    Griffin said:
    When I saw the title, I thought this thread was about Mickey.  


    =))  Bah-zing!

    Love the picture of that ole camera.

    Jason that is sitting on a shelf and not touched in 12 years that we have been in this house. I thought of it for this post and when i touched it the front leather just fell off...
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • Griffin
    Griffin Posts: 8,200
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    That's a bummer. I found an old camera in a drawer awhile back and it still had some film in it. Tempted to get it developed, but then again, I have no idea what was on it and it was pre- Mrs.G, so I'll probably never do it.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    Griffin send me the film. I will have it developed and post the pic's on your blog (the one place I am sure Mrs G will never look) =))
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    Open letter to SKW. Sorry we took over your post man. Please respond and myself and others better qualified will answer any question. We sometimes get carried away, no offense to you.
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    Ok Jason, I thought that was good man.......
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • wmrrock
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    Cant be done - HELP

    I put a 13 pound turkey on my large BGE at 7:30 am.  Pit temp at 300.  It is 2 hours later and the food probe says 178.  no way this can be done in 2 hours.  The turkey has one of those pop up "eyes" which has not popped yet.   am going to wait for the pop up to pop.  Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
  • llrickman
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    http://nakedwhiz.com/madmaxturkey.htm

    Heres the madmax turkey. Will be the best turkey and gravy you ever had WELL WORTH the work

    Ive made it a few times and perfect every time
    2 LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen
    AR

    Albuquerque, NM
  • wmrrock
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    13 pounds 4 hours at 300 and done.  Looks amazing.  The "magic eye" popped out the same time the digiq dx reached 180.  Cant believe it is done so early.

  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,674
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    wmrrock said:
    Cant be done - HELP

    I put a 13 pound turkey on my large BGE at 7:30 am.  Pit temp at 300.  It is 2 hours later and the food probe says 178.  no way this can be done in 2 hours.  The turkey has one of those pop up "eyes" which has not popped yet.   am going to wait for the pop up to pop.  Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

    Please toss that pop-up before you do your turkey. I am sure it was done, betting your BGE temp gauge is also off a little. How was it?
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • wmrrock
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    Mickey said:
    wmrrock said:
    Cant be done - HELP

    I put a 13 pound turkey on my large BGE at 7:30 am.  Pit temp at 300.  It is 2 hours later and the food probe says 178.  no way this can be done in 2 hours.  The turkey has one of those pop up "eyes" which has not popped yet.   am going to wait for the pop up to pop.  Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

    Please toss that pop-up before you do your turkey. I am sure it was done, betting your BGE temp gauge is also off a little. How was it?
    Came out great.  I use the DIGI Q DX to regulate the temp.  Best turkey I have ever had.  
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    I would have pulled when the breast reached 160, but if it came out good at 180, sweet.
    ______________________________________________
    I love lamp..
  • Brownie
    Brownie Posts: 1,023
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    Mickey said:
    What pictures? I feel left out.
    Travis, I don't want to bore people with my vacation pictures.  I sent a couple of food porn pics to Mickey.  I'll make a webpage and send you the link.  Don't get your hopes up for great pics, though.
    When will the film get back from the drugstorePhotobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Hawkeye and I had some great times when we were camera builders. Polaroid ruined everything!