Originally Posted by smoke ninja
Thanks Toast, I'll try raising the meat some next time. Maybe some oil or something to help brown. I watched those u tube vids and most if those farkers burned the bird so forget them. I know it cooks infrared but have you ever checked or can you check the temp inside the cooker? 340 seems low. Maybe I'm looking at this all wrong. The only thing I know for sure is I'll be eating poultry tomorrow.
Don't even pay attention to cooking chamber heat. It's all about the IT of the meat. Time is not a factor either. Proper use of the mesh lid for browning and the IT are all that matter. Took me awhile to get used to it too. On a 70*F day, a chicken may take around 45 mins to an hour and a 13 lb. turkey around 2 to 2hr 45 mins to hit proper IT.
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