Spatchcocking

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by koates, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. koates

    koates Newbie

    I have a 20lb turkey I plan on spatchcocking in my Masterbuilt electric smoker.   Any recommendations on temp and how much time spatchcocking will save me?  I believe the hottest I can cook at is 275.        
     
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    At 275 it should take around 20 minutes per pound. Will that big of a bird fit once spatchcocked? You might have to split it in two and cook on two grates. 
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yep but, the spatchy bird has much more surface area than whole. So 20 minutes a pound for what is effectively a 10Lb bird, give or take...JJ
     
  4. koates

    koates Newbie

    I have the 40" model so It may fit.  At least I hope it fits....  I was thinking it would cut my time by at least a third form 30 min a pound. 
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  5. jim beam

    jim beam Newbie

    I would spatchcock it in the kitchen and then put it in the smoker...  [​IMG]
     
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  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My experience has been an approximate savings of around 30%. Just be sure of your finish IT.
     
  7. koates

    koates Newbie

    That would work.....
     

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