Top Tips for Rotisserie Turkey

How to Rotisserie a Turkey with a Fan Favorite Recipe


When Thanksgiving rolls around, I have this annual discussion with my friends centering around one question: how are you going to grill your turkey? Yes, the question is not where are you going to go to eat, or worse, what are you going to eat, it is always about the grill.

I’ve prepared a Thanksgiving turkey on the grill in about all ways possible, but there is always one method I return to: the rotisserie. Not surprisingly, rotisserie cooking, which is essentially grilling on a spit over an open flame dates back thousands of years. There is a reason it’s popular.

For me, it’s the best of all things. With my Weber Kettle and Rotisserie Ring, I can mound charcoal to one side of the grate where the heat slowly touches the turkey with each rotation. The result is always the best tasting and best looking turkey imaginable. While having the task of grilling a holiday turkey may seem daunting, this process is nearly foolproof. The only downside is being asked to repeat your efforts year after year. Your family and friends will demand a repeat performance!

Now I have you convinced to use the rotisserie, here’s a great Jamie Purviance recipe to see it through. Keep scrolling down to see what accessories you need to recreate this masterpiece at home. Happy grilling and get spinning!

Your Must Have Tools

1. Rotisserie
Obviously if you are going to rotisserie, then this is a must have accessory. Bonus, use it beyond the turkey with these ideas.

2. Premium Grill Gloves
These gloves are great for giving you maximum grip on food or accessories on the grill. Bonus, they keep your hands warm too!

3. Drip Pans
Use these pans under your turkey to catch drippings and keep your grill clean! Use them under the grates if you need extra clearance height for your rotisserie turkey. 

4. Snapcheck Thermometer
Turkey is one of those foods that you want to make sure is cooked all the way. We love the Snapcheck thermometer for giving accurate and fast read outs of the internal temperature of your turkey.  

Check the temperature of the turkey on the innermost part of the thigh and the thickest part of the breast to make sure that it is fully cooked at 165 degrees before removing it.

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