T minus 13 hours

Well, the Thanksgiving turkey has been brining for about 3 hours now. I’ve gone ahead and loaded the Egg with more coal than the last cook. The coal is well above the top of the fire bowl this time around.

Given the results of a 10 lb turkey taking about 2.5 hours, I’m expecting the 13.5 lb bird to cook for about 3.5 hours tomorrow. Maybe as much as 4 hours. I guess we’ll see.

I’ve been asked to carve up the bird before leaving the house tomorrow. So, the plan is for a pretty early morning tomorrow. Lunch is planned for 1 pm. To give myself time for the turkey to run long, I’ll probably start the fire by 7 am.

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