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Old 01-10-2018, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hey gentlemen, and ladies. I am cooking 250 turkey legs for a group of teachers on Monday. I know I'm cooking to 170 degrees. And I have a good recipe.

What I'm needing help with is what temp should I get my pit to, and how long should it take to cook the that amount of legs. BTW I have a Shirley Fab 24x65 with 3 shelves. Holds heat and drafts like a dream. Thanks brothers!!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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I'm taking a guess here and not a confirmed cook time but I'd say 275* for 2.5-3 hours. Maybe even less depending on the size of them.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:15 AM   #3
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A suggestion. We have a Pumpkin Patch setup near me that tells me he can buy precooked turkey legs for about 90% of the cost of raw legs. Then all he has to do is season and reheat. I've eaten a couple and they are pretty good. Considering time and economics might be something to look into. Sells them for $7 each and there is always a line.
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At 275 deg, it took 4-6 hours, last time I was involved in such a cook.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:20 PM   #5
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Quote:
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I'm taking a guess here and not a confirmed cook time but I'd say 275* for 2.5-3 hours. Maybe even less depending on the size of them.
^^^This^^^

Size matters. I've cooked them for my kid's school fair several times. One year, the legs were ~14-16 oz. The next year, they were ~28-32oz.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:43 PM   #6
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well monday came and went. How was it??
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:38 PM   #7
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