How to Make a Turkey on a Big Green Egg

Celebrate Thanksgiving or the holidays Big Green Egg style. This turkey recipe will leave your family and friends satisfied and impressed.

Important note: brining takes 48 hours so make sure you plan ahead and have time to prepare

Here is everything you will need:

For the Big Green Egg-

  • Charcoal
  • convEGGtor plate
  • Electric starter
  • V rack
  • Dual Thermometer
  • Gloves
  • Flavored wood chips (optional)

For the Turkey-

  • 12-15lb Turkey
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 8 sprigs rosemary
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tbsp. black pepper
  • Whirly Bird Seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 lemons- quartered
  • 2 oranges- quartered
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3-4 gallons apple juice (you'll need enough to submerge a turkey)

Other items- 

  • 12-16 lb. food-grade bucket
  • Oven roasting bags
  • Cooler or refrigerator
  • Aluminum pan

 

Cook time: Varies with turkey size. Turkey is done when internal temperature reaches 160°

Prep time: 48.5 hours

 

Brining

Step 1- Place an oven roasting bag in the food safe bucket

Step 2- Place turkey in bag

Step 3- Add sea salt, black pepper, 2 cloves of garlic, maple syrup, 2 lemons, 1 orange, orange juice, 4 rosemary sprigs and 4 thyme sprigs to the bag.

Step 4- Add enough apple juice to fill the bag.

Step 5- Mix all ingredients

Step 6- Tie off bag

Step 7- Put in refrigerator or a cooler with ice for 24 hours

Step 8- Remove the turkey and place it in an aluminum pan

Step 9- Pat dry

Step 10- Place back in fridge or cooler for another 24 hours 

 

Cooking

Step 1- Light your Big Green Egg

Step 2- If desired, add flavored wood chips

Step 3- Add the convEGGtor plate setter for indirect cooking

Step 4- Close lid and bring temperature to 350°

Step 5- While grill is heating, remove turkey from fridge or cooler

Step 6- Season with Whirly Bird seasoning

Step 7- Place remaining garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemons and oranges in cavity of turkey

Step 8- Put v rack in aluminum pan and put turkey on v rack

Step 9- Place thermometer in breast of turkey

Step 10- Once grill reaches 350°, place turkey in pan on plate setter (use gloves) and close lid

Step 11- Cook until internal temperature reaches 160°

Step 12- Remove and prep for serving 

Enjoy!

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