Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Cooking time for spatchcocked Turkey in cold temp

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Cooking time for spatchcocked Turkey in cold temp

    Hello all - planning on two "firsts" this Thanksgiving (probably two too many for an audience ...). I'll be doing my first "ultimate turkey" on the WSM, and most likely it will be my first truly cold weather cook. Today it is 10 degrees in Brooklyn and who knows where we will be in a week and half.

    I plan on spatchcocking the bird and aiming for a 325 grill temp. I assume with the right combo of fuel and air I can approximate 325 on the grill surface for a few hours, but don't really know how the outside temp will affect cooking time. How much time should I plan for? I understand there will be a range and I don't mind having an extra cushion but it makes a difference if we are talking about 2 hours versus 5. Any other tips on how to do this right would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!




    #2
    Forgot one important detail - the bird will be about 12-15 lbs.

    Comment


      #3
      In my opinion 325 is 325 whether it is hot, cold, day or night. Once you get to 325 and can hold it at 325 the question becomes, how much fuel are you going to burn and how long will the fuel last. Once you have reached 325 and have held it for a couple of hours or so and the fuel supply is running low, and you can't hold it at 325 the temp will drop faster than if you were cooking in warm weather. If you have time do a test burn with a full load and see how long your fuel supply will last while maintaining 325. Personally I would toss a couple of sirloin roasts on for the test because being an accountant I am cheap and hate to burn a bag charcoal just for the sake of watching it go up in smoke. Good luck!

      Comment


        #4
        Craigar is right, 325 is 325. In cold weather, your variable becomes fuel consumption to keep a temp, not cook time. If cook temp is altered, then your variable becomes cook time. You will just use way more fuel to keep it there but your cook time will not be affected as long as your cooking temp is constant. I would guess your bird will take 2-3 hrs at 325 in the cooker, whether it's 90 outside or 9.

        Comment


          #5
          I did 2 about that size, wasn't as hard to keep temp as I thought. Both came in right at 2 hours.

          Comment

          Announcement

          Collapse
          No announcement yet.
          Working...
          X
          false
          0
          Guest
          500
          ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
          false
          false
          {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
          Yes
          Rubs Promo

          Spotlight

          These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

          These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

          Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

          A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


          The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


          The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

          Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


          Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


          The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

          Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

          Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal



          Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

          Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


          The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


          Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

          Click here for more about what makes this grill special

           

          Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

          Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
          Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

          Click here to order.


          GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared†Zone


          GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

          Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


          The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

          kamado grill
          Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

          Click here for our article on this exciting cooker