Do I Need To Flip The Turkey?
Here is our recommendation on when to flip your turkey.
The first step is to know about how long your turkey will take to cook, follow our minutes per pound guide here.
225-250 degrees 23-27 minutes/pound
275-300 degrees 18-21 minutes/pound
350-375 degrees 11-13 minutes/pound
Next, set your timer to check the temperature of the turkey halfway through the cook, three quarters of the way and then when you think it is done to make sure that you are on the track to hit 165 degrees. This will help you monitor the turkey and make sure it is not over cooked!
Cook the bird upside down, meaning the breast meat down, then flip it halfway through based on your estimation.
If you are using a kettle and have all of your charcoal on one side of the grill, you will also want to rotate the turkey when you flip it so that it doesn’t overcook on one side.
If you covered your turkey with a cheesecloth, remove it when you flip.
Finally, make sure that the turkey is fully cooked to 165 degrees on the innermost part of the thigh and the thickest part of the breast before removing it.
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