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Hozman
11-22-2011, 09:41 PM
Title says it all

Boshizzle
11-22-2011, 09:45 PM
I will be using a tin. First, a turkey can produce a lot of juices and, second, I may want to use them for gravy. However, I will elevate the turkey above the juices using a roasting rack.

DaChief
11-23-2011, 05:34 AM
I am an on-the-grate person but do have a pan underneath on the second grate in my WSM to catch drippings

SteevieG
11-23-2011, 08:03 AM
I am an on-the-grate person but do have a pan underneath on the second grate in my WSM to catch drippings

That's what I plan to do. Does the heat burn the drippings and do you need to add any kind of liquid to prevent burning?

Wampus
11-23-2011, 10:13 AM
My preferred method is to cook my birds on a cannon:

http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/wampusbbq/IMG_2016.jpg

I usually just do like above, over a grate. I've tried to use a foil pan in the past, but since I go hot & fast, the drippings usually burn up. Plus I've always been afraid that the pan will diffuse the heat too much and not allow a lot of moving heat around the bird.

I think I'll try a pan again, just to collect those awesome drippings. I'll have to use water to keep them from disappearing......still not sure.

chomper's bbq
11-23-2011, 10:34 AM
I fine the smoked drippings are too smokey so I smoke them on the grate. This year I'm going to stand my turkey up using my deep frier turkey hooks. We'll see how it works.

posey's_pork_pit
11-23-2011, 11:00 AM
I will be using a tin. First, a turkey can produce a lot of juices and, second, I may want to use them for gravy. However, I will elevate the turkey above the juices using a roasting rack.

+1

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/rpdereim/100_0641.jpg

Start breast down ~ flip half way through. The turkey is resting on a rack in the pan ~ added chicken broth. I did not have a problem with the broth scorching nor was it too smokey. Made fantastic gravy! :thumb:

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/rpdereim/100_0784800x600.jpg