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christmas turkey

hotmeatshotmeats Posts: 1
edited 3:58AM in EggHead Forum
I just bought my 1st egg, a large, and would like to smoke a 14 lbs turkey Christmas day? Its the only meal we will have that day with no back plan LOOKING FOR HELP
How much charcoal do I put in?
Do I just lay the bird on the grill?
how long should I cook it for?
what temp do I get it to and leave it at?
Am I in over my head?

Thanks

Comments

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

    All you need to know is in the above link. Mad Max Turkey.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    hotmeats, Welcome to the forum! :)
    I don't know if you have cooked much or what eggcessories you have but, this for the most part is the go to turkey cook. So, check this out and by all means ask more questions I'm sure someone will be able to help you.

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/madmaxcentral/madmaxcentral.htm
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    hotmeats, Also, from Fred's Music & BBQ come three video's by Mad Max himself and it is in three parts. I hope this all helps. You have some studying to do.

    http://www.fredsmusicandbbq.com/category_s/600.htm
  • Teach42Teach42 Posts: 219
    Once you go Mad Max, you'll never go back.
  • I've done Fred's recipe a few times now. Works for me.
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  • OK. A couple of more questions.
    I read his directions on naked Wiz and it took him 6.5-7 hours to cook a 20 lb turkey but with the video instructions on Fred's Music and BBQ web site Mad Max said to cook 12-15 minutes per pound. Something is not adding up. I have a 21 lb. turkey and I need to know how to plan this. if I plan to eat at 6 do I need to start cooking at 11am or 2 pm?
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    BBQ BOY, I'm not Max and I suggest you "Ping Mad Max" and ask your question because he is the author of the turkey cook. :)

    Keep in mind he was also cooking a 21 pound bird and that also includes resting the bird before carving and making gravy is also built into the cook. Also, keep in mind "time" is a guide to go by we always cook by temp. In this case we cook by the internal temp of the turkey thigh. ;)

    If you want to; start a new post and ping Mad Max and ask him.
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