Originally Posted by chriscw81
Spatchcock is the way to go. End of discussion. ;-)
Threadkill? Hope not!
So it will be either a small turkey or two chicken this weekend for my first try, spatchcocked.
I still wonder if any of the (vertical) poultry holders are worth the buck, I like accessories, but they have to make sense. The shown vertical chicken stand is indeed a "chicken" stand, so I don't even know if it can hold larger birds like turkeys as well. In the Amazon reviews everybody only tried it with chicken. As for the Turkey Cannon, someone on Amazon wrote that it's not suited for larger birds (according to the product description) as it falls over then. Vertical stands would save grate space, on the contrary to spatchcocking.
As I have seen a normal grill is often preferred for poultry, but I only have my WSM, so it has to go onto the smoker (yeah, I don't count my two retired African Cow Dung Charcoal Grills any more ).