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Smoking a spatchcocked turkey today.....question?

I have a 16# I'm smoking at 350-375 indirect. Just trying to guesstimate a time so everything will be ready at about the same time. How long will it take?

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,047
    My 14lb took right at 2:15 350-375 indirect 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • GymGym Posts: 306
    I would guess 2.5-3hrs. the last 10lb I did was exactly 2hrs
  • DillonjmDillonjm Posts: 210
    How did the 16lber fit? I bought a 17lb bird for 2 whole dollars the day after Turkey day and was thinking of spatching it up. I have a Large and not sure if it will fit though
    If you dont like good meat from the grill and good beer or whiskey, then you arent a good person! ~ me
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,937
    ^^^^^^ Where's there's a will....It will fit in a LG.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • DillonjmDillonjm Posts: 210
    thanks NPHuskerFL
    If you dont like good meat from the grill and good beer or whiskey, then you arent a good person! ~ me
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,763
    As above, the bird body shape plays into the ease of fit but I have spatched a 19 lb bird on the LBGE w/o having to get creative.  My turkey spatchcock tool of choice is a hatchet-gets right thru those bones.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,643
    Might be a bit late, but if you can debone it, it cooks faster and you could fit 2 birds on at the same time. Just a thought...
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,516
    Figure on the bird being done at least 1/2 hour before the other stuff. It will hold fine and is much better than waiting on the protein. My $.02. 
  • Dillonjm said:
    How did the 16lber fit? I bought a 17lb bird for 2 whole dollars the day after Turkey day and was thinking of spatching it up. I have a Large and not sure if it will fit though
    It was pretty tight. Not sure I could have gone any larger
  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 323
    Is it just me?  Every time I spatchcock, whether a turkey or chicken, I always go direct.  I flip for the last 10-20 to crisp the skin. 
    XL and Medium BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
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