Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

turbo method, bend test, boating?

MJQ8MJQ8 Posts: 43

Hey there,

New to cooking on the BGE (large).  Read about some terms I have never heard of; turbp, bend method, boating...Can someone please explain these.


Thanks in advancde for your help...



Any cook you can walk away from is a good one.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,782

    I'll give two of three a shot-turbo refers to cooking (low&slow) at elevated temperatures compared to historical and recipe directions.  Generally applies to pork butts, ribs and even packer briskets.  Dome temps (instead of around 220-250*F) for this style cook will run in the 300-350*F range with attendant shorter cook times. You can try Google with "turbo xxxxx and big green egg" and you should get actual posts.

    Bend method refers to the bend test to determine doneness of full racks of ribs.  Key is full rack-pick up with a set of tongs on one end and if the rack bends to around a 90* angle, the ribs are done.  Now if you have to cut the racks to cook, then the toothpick test comes into play-insert a toothpick in the thickest meaty part of the ribs-no resistance in or out and they are done.

    I will pass on boating as realted to the BGE.

    Welcome and enjoy the journey.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,710
    "boating" is where you float on water using a "boat" - a vehicle that displaces a volume of water much greater than its own weight, thereby not sinking. :)

    Seriously, I'm in the same boat as you on that one. Would like to know what it means. I do like motor boating though.
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.