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.

Help on 20lb Turkey cooking time

BobbyGBobbyG Posts: 67
edited 6:40AM in EggHead Forum
Gang,
I'm pretty experienced at egging turkeys but this is my first big boy 20 pounder. My question is will this take 4 to 5 hours (my calculation using 12-15 min. per lb)? I'm cooking at 325* to 165* breast temp. Please tell me what you know.[p]Thanks, BobbyG

Comments

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,921
    BobbyG,
    you're fine with all those specs - as you know by now Humpty is pretty forgiving. One little hint...if you want to drive the neighborhood nuts throw a large peeled white onion on the coals when you put the bird on.

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    BobbyG,
    Have a good thermometer and plan more on the 12 min per pound range and you'll be fine.

  • BobbyG,
    when i did my 19.5 pounder at thanksgiving, i did it in a traditional roasting plan set over a water pan. .. at 325 dome temp it took almost 7 1/2 hours (which is about what i planned, as its what i do in the oven). . ..it came out fantastic![p]in fact, just last week i pulled the frozen leftovers out of the freezer (i had frozen a whole breast side and gravy), and it was every bit as good as it was on turkey day.. ..

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