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Old 10-23-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Tripod and indirect charcoal

Has anyone cooked a turkey on a tripod with indirect coals?
Several years ago we used 4 chicken wire tubes filled with charcoal
surrounding the tripod and used a foil tent over top.
I don't remember how long it was to cook.
Thanks for any info you can provide.


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Old 10-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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I'm having a problem visualizing your setup ... what I'm picturing is 4 wire columns with coals in them mounted vertically arranged in some pattern around a tripod from which is suspended a turkey, probably also hanging vertically, and you put some aluminum foil around some part of it somewhere?

It sounds like a version of a vertical grill/broiler, like they use to make gyros, if I'm picturing this right.

A 12 to 14 pound turkey may take from 4 to 5 hours - more or less time. There are so many variables. If you doing this outdoors, how cold, warm or windy is it? How hot is your fire? How far from the heat is the meat? How fast is the rotisserie turning? How is the foil being used? Is it trapping in heat to turn this into more of an oven?
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