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Turkey temp dome or grate?

I see a lot of suggestions for approx 325F for turkey. Do you measure at the dome thermometer or at the grate?


  • Mattman3969
    Mattman3969 Posts: 10,457
    Unless otherwise noted most temps you see here will be dome temps.  


    analyze adapt overcome

    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Mickey
    Mickey Posts: 19,676
    What he said
    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.   

  • Dollinger
    I measure 1" above great with a wifi probe.
  • jtcBoynton
    jtcBoynton Posts: 2,814
    Dollinger said:
    I measure 1" above great with a wifi probe.
    But how far from the cold meat?  How far from the sides?  How far from the indirect plate openings?  How to you account for the meat temp rising? Front or back or side?
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.