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Offline Lemonhead78

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Turkey ?
« Reply #-1 on: November 21, 2017, 05:48:27 AM »
I do not own the turkey hanger. I just have the basic hooks. I have a 17 pound turkey and was just wondering your opinions. Do I hang it or just put on grate ?
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Re: Turkey ?
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:10:53 AM »
You can use multiple hooks. Or you could cook it on the grate.  I would be tempted to use 2 hooks "chain-linked" together lengthwise...and split the turkey in half - lengthwise. Then I would hang the turkey much like doing chicken splits.
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Re: Turkey ?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 09:57:24 AM »
Noah does have a video on the PBC site that shows how to hang the turkey with hooks. I have tried it, a little tricky. I would just set it on the grate and take it easy.
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Re: Turkey ?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 01:06:21 PM »
Thanks guys. I seen the video where he uses 4 hooks. It just got me wondering if their would be any noticeable difference if I were to just cook on the grate. It seems like a pain and I'm not sure if it's worth it.
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Re: Turkey ?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 01:28:40 PM »
I honestly cook a lot of items on the grate, there is very little I hang other than ribs.
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Re: Turkey ?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 02:08:46 PM »
Either hanging or on the grate, you will get the same great tasting grub from the grease fog. Promise. :)
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Re: Turkey ?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 02:15:28 PM »
Sorry if I'm being a pain now. I'll use the grate but now I wonder if I should do it breast side up or down or a combination of both. Decisions decisions
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 03:10:09 PM »
Breast side up my friend. No reason to flip it around  :) 
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Re: Turkey ?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 04:17:19 PM »
I do not own the turkey hanger. I just have the basic hooks. I have a 17 pound turkey and was just wondering your opinions. Do I hang it or just put on grate ?

I would think that a 17 pounder's height would not fit on the grate (too high to close the lid?).  Last year I did mine with 4 hooks.  It was a bit of a pain but came out nice.  This year I am going to spatchcock my 14 pounder on the grate so hopefully it will come out delicious as well.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone

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Re: Turkey ?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 10:08:42 PM »
Well........ my turkey fell off the hooks. It was cooking so nicely too. Smelled amazing. I was still able so somewhat eat some of it :(.        Getting out a huge bird burning in the coals was quite challenging. I ended up using a large bathroom towel and held my breath leaned in and grabbed it. On thanksgiving night I ordere the turkey hanger.
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