Turkey Cooking Instructions

How to roast a Turkey using the 50, 70 and 100 lbs Roasters

 

1. Secure the turkey (Breast Down) between the meat racks, using the 4 S-Hooks, and place it on the drip tray. Next, add a gallon of water to the drip tray. For extra flavor, you can add beer, wine, and spices to the water; I personally like to add a cup of our La Caja China Mojo Criollo.

 

2. Place drip tray with turkey inside the box, cover the box with the ash pan and grid, add charcoal and light; once lit (20 - 25 minutes),

spread the charcoal evenly over the charcoal grid; Cooking time starts now. __________________ (write down the time)

              Model 70 & 100 lbs: 14 lbs charcoal

              Model 50 lbs: 10 lbs charcoal

 

3. After 1 hour:

    • Remove the ash pan.
    • Place it on top of the wire rack or tube handles.
    • Flip the turkey over (breast up).
    • Attach probe from the meat thermometer on the thigh. 

 

4. Now cover the box again and add more charcoal every hour until you reach 175 F on the wired meat thermometer.

 

             Model 70 & 100 lbs: 14 lbs charcoal

             Model 50 lbs: 10 lbs charcoal

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: DO NOT OPEN THE TURKEY ROASTER UNTIL YOU REACH THE REQUIRED MEAT TEMPERATURE.