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Mad Max Turkey - My First Attempt

Iowa State EggerIowa State Egger Posts: 337
edited 6:09AM in EggHead Forum
I am not sure how the tradition got started, but each year we host my wife's family for Thanksgiving (this is our tenth year running). We have done everything from going out to eat to catering in the meal.

I bought my first BGE last spring, and after a few too many coctails this Fourth of July (also a family gathering on my wife's side), I made the announcement that I would be cooking the Turkey this year on the BGE.

I somewhat forgot about this bold statement for about three months until my wife reminded me that I made the Bold statement. Thus, my research started on the forum,but did not take long. Thank goodness for Mad Max and his recipe!

Here are some picture of my first attempt at this feast:

4:30 Central Time - the Prep

23.5 lb Turkey


Icing the Breast


Stock Pot


Butter Paste, Seasoned and "Wined"


Just on the Egg


More photos to Come


  • Looks good one hour in

  • I like it! Looking good.
  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    Mornin, Dave!

    Hey Your bird's looking good. I'm doing a MMT for the first time, too. If it doesn't turn out okay, I'll be forming a support group on the forum. BTW, I have a box of burgers in the freezer just in casr of a disaster :blink:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Brian in PA
  • You know, it's 7:22 am here in Central IL and I just stepped out my back door, and am reasonable certain I can smell your turkey cooking . . . could it be?
  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    With the winds blowing west to east, I guess the fumes went clear around the planet :laugh:
  • I think the Turkey was a little big - you can see where the thermometer hit it.

  • You may be able to smell it - it does smell great!

    I thinking it is cooking a little faster than expected. Currently about 125 in the breast and 145 in the thigh. We are just about three hours in.

    I am smoking a ham as a backup, just in case it doesn't turn out as well!
  • Man that is looking good.
  • I think that I am on schedule, still seems a little warm but I can deal with that

    We are also smoking a ham to compliment the turkey (and it is also my Oh $hit plan.


  • I knew I was detecting a faint Pork smell that was wafting through with the turkey cloud.

    And Boss, with the winds going W to E, we're neighbors with Iowa last I checked ;)

  • Looking Good so Far:


  • Sorry - wrong Ham Picture

  • I thought that was bread at first.
  • Looks mighty tasty.
  • Getting Hungry Now!


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