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Last Minute Turkey

Ahh, Christmas Eve....the most busy day of the year for me because I'm the world's biggest procrastinator.  Oh well, there are others out there like me I'm sure.  My wife and I have no kids yet, and we already Christmas shopped for everyone else in the family.  But stupid me waited until today to shop for my wife.  I think I did good though, and I even picked up a last minute turkey for dinner tonight.  It was only $6.67 from Food Lion, so I couldn't pass it up.  It was a small little fella (at most 9.5 lbs, but I didn't pay attention), but hey, it's only me and the wife.  Rubbed it down with some Dizzy Pig Down and Dizzy and set the BGE indirect at approximately 335 deg f dome temp with some Apple and Cherry Woods for smoke.  One of the best things about the BGE is that you can "set it and forget it."  I don't even know how long it took (maybe 2 - 2.5 hoursish?)...  I did some woodworking in the garage for my wife while the Big Green Egg cooked dinner for me.  ;)






Great dinner, and the turkey had just the right amount of smoke.  Can't wait for the leftover sammiches. 


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,742
    That is a nice looking bird.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Lookin good!  Have a turkey breast on right now myself, should be done soon.  Merry Christmas to you.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Looks great.  Just pulled off the 14 pounder I did for tomorrows lunch.  Something to hold us over until the Prime Rib dinner.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • Where did you get that rack for the grid?
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,734
    Thanks a lot guys!  Merry Christmas!  spgseth, my wife got me the AR with the oval stone and grid for my birthday a few months back.  She ordered it from the ceramic grill store.
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 987
    edited December 2012
    Merry Christmas Dyal! That turkey looks great both inside and out. Looks like it got the perfect amount of smoke.
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,734
    Merry Christmas to you too, Jim!  I hope Santa was nice to you. 
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