Question on turkey cook temp in MES 30

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by yankeejoe061472, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. So I've got a 20 lb turkey I want to smoke for Thanksgiving. That said, how should I cook such a big bird in my MES 30 considering my cook temp only goes up to 275 degrees? Obviously, I don't want to mess around with the "Danger Zone". Any and all help would be appreciarted. Thanks!
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm not a big "Bird" person, but I would suggest spatchcocking that bird, if it's going in an MES 30.

    Then if it's too big for one MES 30 grill, use the top two. I would then switch them half way through.

    Just my 2¢

  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't own a MES "yet" but i like the spatchcock idea.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yankeejoe, IMHO, I would disassemble the bird and smoke it in pieces,same destination and no temp. worries.[​IMG]
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like the breaking down the bird idea.  at the end of the day you are doing that anyways
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


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