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Favorite way to cook a whole turkey?

I’ve got a 14 lb turkey brining that I want to make for dinner tonight. What is your favorite way to cook a turkey on the egg?
Lewiston, MN  LBGE


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,770
    edited January 13
    Given your time-frame, grab the hatchet and spatchcock it.  Then run raised direct for around 100+/- minutes at 350-375 *F.  Legs to the back and have at it when finished.  
    Here's a link to the spatch chix process/recipe-just scale it up for turkey (the hatchet for the larger rib bones):  FWIW-
    Edit: go with the temperature for the finish-line.  160*F or so in the breast;  180+*F in the legs.  

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Paul B.Paul B. Posts: 57
    Hope you got it done.  Turkey is the bomb on the egg.
  • ShurdaddyShurdaddy Posts: 24
    Busted a scissors trying to spatch the beast. I decided to go indirect at 325-350. Breasts hit 165 around 3 hours into the cook. I could not be happier with the results!

    Lewiston, MN  LBGE
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,770
    Great outcome.
    Never doubt the hatchet with spatching a turkey.  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 1,909
    Spatchcock all the way for us.
    Stillwater, MN
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,332
    Looks great!
  • 2beast2beast Posts: 41
    Beer can turkey turns out great.
    I have never tried to spatchcock one.........yet :|
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    I've never spatch'd a turkey, but I use a good serrated knife to do chickens. Might be worth trying on a turkey. Haven't tried a hatchet either.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,653
    I prefer MadMax because you can make gravy, but spatching is hard to not appreciate!
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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