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Turkey - 1st turkey cook need guidance

Egghead WillieEgghead Willie Posts: 185
edited 11:02AM in EggHead Forum
I think I'm good with recipe and time. But, how do I set the egg up. I think I want to invert the plate setter (legs up) then grid, then tin pan with turkey on rack. Drippings will go into pan? Is this correct?

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,077
    Here's how Mad Max does it. A VERY popular method around here!

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    For the rest, go here...

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/madmaxturkey.htm

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

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Problem you will run up against with the grid on the platesetter is the amount of overhead space you will have for the turkey will be limited. Best to use the setup illustrated by Carolina Q above.
  • skihornskihorn Posts: 600
    I concur that putting it up on the grid can cause overhead space issues with a larger bird. You don't want the bird too close to the dome temp probe. However, use something for spacers between the pan and the plate setter. Almost anything can work. I have several metal nuts (as in nuts and bolts) to use as spacers.

    Freddie
    League City, TX
  • Thanks all. And for the reminder to put spacers in.
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