Instead of putting your turkey in the oven, try moving it to your gas grill. Learn the best and easiest way to cook a delicious turkey from the Weber Grill Master himself, Kevin Kolman.
Grilling A Turkey On A Weber Gas Grill
He along with Ace's Grilling Expert, Chef Jason, will show you the tips and tricks to master your Thanksgrilling feast.
Turkey Cooking Directions
- Place an aluminum grill pan inside the grill to catch the drippings
- Preheat your grill to 300-325 degrees at indirect heat, meaning turn on the outside burners at medium heat, leaving the center burner off
- Using food safe gloves, start by placing your turkey in a Weber Grill Rack. Here's the catch, place the turkey in the rack breast side down, thus upside down
- Half way into the cook time (see timetable below) you will flip the turkey to being breast side up.
- Remove the turkey after it has reached 160-165 degrees
- Allow the turkey to rest for about 15 minutes prior to carving to allow the juices to settle.
- Save those pan drippings, they make the best gravy.
Safely Cooking Turkey
- Do not roast the turkey in a oven temperature lower than 325° F. Poultry should be roasted at Minimum 325° F. or higher to avoid potential food safety problems.
- Do not roast the turkey in a brown paper grocery bag. Present day grocery bags may be made of recycled materials and are not considered safe for food preparation.
- Do use a meat thermometer (available at most grocery stores and kitchen shops) to determine the correct degree of doneness. Turkey is done when meat in the thigh reaches 180°F or (meat in the breast in finished at 170°F).
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