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Turkey - vertical or horizontal?

cole9mosscole9moss Posts: 5
edited 8:57AM in EggHead Forum
I am interested in some feed back on cooking a turkey. Mainly on if I should stand the bird up vertical on a cone or place it horizontal. Advantages and disadvantages of both? I am going to cook a turkey for thanksgiving for the first time on the egg. I will probably opt for a smaller turkey 10-12 lbs because my dad is going to deep fry one as well. All advice is welcome!


  • My Egg is to small to have a turkey stand on end, even though this would be the prefered way to cook it.

    Two words of advice I can give you though, is to make sure you purchase a turkey that has been air chilled and not frozen (same holds true for frying a bird as well). Also brine the bird for at least 18 hours before hand to avoid serving a dry turkey to your family.
  • For you first Turkey cook, IMHO I would do it vertical. Set your Egg up in direct and dome temp at 300. This is the way I am doing mine at the camp ground. I like doing it at 300 and tent it for the first hour. Comes out nice and moist and everyone will be impressed with your cook. Good luck and enjoy.
  • What would be the approximate time per pound to do vertical turkey at 300 degrees? Thanks...
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