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  • Greatplainsbrewer
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 76

    Turkey

    Would like to cook the turkey on the KBQ. Has anyone split the bird and cooked it as 2 halves? I’m not thinking it will fit in there spatchcocked
  • EdF
    EdF
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    #2
    Haven't tried a whole turkey in the KBQ yet. But I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work.

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    • 58limited
      Club Member
      • Dec 2018
      • 1004
      • SE Texas
      • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

      #3
      I too was thinking about how to smoke a turkey on the KBQ but probably won't do it this Thanksgiving since COVID has cancelled most family plans. Although I think a smaller turkey would fit on one of the racks I was thinking about getting a round bar to span across the top rack slot so I could hang a larger one inside - kinda like the PBC users do.

      Maybe one of the KBQ experts such as Ernest will chime in on this thread.
      Last edited by 58limited; November 17, 2020, 02:29 AM.

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      • Ernest
        Ernest commented
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        I had extra hooks from my PBC days that I use in my KBQ. I hang chickens, ducks, ribs etc with the hook to KBQ rack placed at the highest slot
    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3412
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        PK360
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      #4
      To paraphrase the USPS, 'If It Fits It Smokes'!

      If it won't fit whole, half or quarter it.

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      • lostclusters
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        • Jul 2017
        • 355
        • Oceanside, CA
        • Mak 1 Star
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        #5
        Ya, if you are worried about the fit spatchcocked, piece it out. That is the best way not to over cook the breast anyway. Separate the thighs/drums (keeping the whole together). If the breast section is still too big (which it should'nt be) chop it in half.
        Last edited by lostclusters; November 17, 2020, 10:15 AM.

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        • Bogy
          Bogy commented
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          lostclusters, one of the best turkeys I ever smoked was cut up like a chicken. More surface area for the rub and smoke. However, I don't think I've ever convinced anyone to try it.
      • Ernest
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        • Jul 2014
        • 3309
        • Dallas, Texas
        • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

        #6
        I still don't understand all the rage about spatchcocked turkey. Here's my KBQ turkey. max out the knob and just let it rip!!
        KBQ holds 2 large turkeys comfortably.

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        • 58limited
          58limited commented
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          Beautiful

        • wcpreston
          wcpreston commented
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          I like it because it gets smoke on more surfaces and it shortens the cooking time. The only thing you lose is the look of the turkey. If you get over that, I think it just makes everything easier.

        • new2smoking
          new2smoking commented
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          Ernest I am just now catching up, having been off the board for 6 months. Beautiful turkey, will have to try it. Do you 'ice pack' the breast while sitting on the kitchen counter for a few hours pre-cook? How did the breast vs thigh meat turn out? Thighs towards the manifold, wings towards the front? Dry brine? Thanks, Daniel
      • Ernest
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        • Jul 2014
        • 3309
        • Dallas, Texas
        • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

        #7
        By the way, I have recorded temps as high as 390 degrees on both my KBQs. Perfect for birds

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        • OldSmokz
          OldSmokz commented
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          I totally agree with what 58limited said.

        • tbob4
          tbob4 commented
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          OK Ernest - I was just sitting down to watch the NBA Draft and I saw the photo which caused me to push "pause". Come on, man. Quit posting such beautiful pictures
      • OldSmokz
        Former Member
        • Nov 2020
        • 1

        #8
        Say Ernest, would you mind expounding a bit on the meaning of “ Large Turkeys “ . It would help us newbs out some.

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        • Ernest
          Ernest commented
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          17- 20 pounder is what I KBQed. I think that's a large bird. I could be wrong

        • OldSmokz
          OldSmokz commented
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          Thanks Ernest, That's good cause " small " birds are quite hard to come by this year. Happy Thanksgiving !

        • wcpreston
          wcpreston commented
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          Ernest That is indeed a large bird. Mine was "only" 16 LB LOL
      • Greatplainsbrewer
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 76

        #9
        So about 15 min per lb with the KBQ maxed? I realize it’s not exact but I’d like to be able to ballpark when to start it

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        • Ernest
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3309
          • Dallas, Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

          #10
          Greatplainsbrewer give yourself 4 hours

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          • Greatplainsbrewer
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 76

            #11
            Bird is just under 13 lbs. 4 hours seems long

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            • EdF
              EdF commented
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              Just means you can move at a more leisurely pace!

            • smokin fool
              smokin fool commented
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              Yup, let the dinner wine breath longer.

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