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John Setzler
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I recently got the Big Joe Joetisserie and have been cooking with it on the Big Joe a bit.  The classic Joetisserie is nice but the extra space you have with the Big Joe is the perfect setup for this.  There is a lot more clearance between the meat and the fire.  I have enjoyed the process even MORE with this extra clearance.  

 

The Komodo Kamado people with their rotisserie system have the same (if not even greater) advantage with the distance between the meat and the fire.  I can't wait to toss on a HUGE turkey.  I think this year's Thanksgiving turkey might just be 25 or more pounds.... Gotta start looking for that FRESH bird for this year.  I'm tired of grocery store packaged pre-brined turkeys....

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I recently got the Big Joe Joetisserie and have been cooking with it on the Big Joe a bit.  The classic Joetisserie is nice but the extra space you have with the Big Joe is the perfect setup for this.  There is a lot more clearance between the meat and the fire.  I have enjoyed the process even MORE with this extra clearance.  
 
The Komodo Kamado people with their rotisserie system have the same (if not even greater) advantage with the distance between the meat and the fire.  I can't wait to toss on a HUGE turkey.  I think this year's Thanksgiving turkey might just be 25 or more pounds.... Gotta start looking for that FRESH bird for this year.  I'm tired of grocery store packaged pre-brined turkeys....

Yeah, you should definitely get yourself a free range fresh turkey from a local butcher, not the supermarket.

I'm not sure who you have available in your neighborhood, but I'm sure anything beats butterball

Looks fantastic by the way, I have been considering getting a JoeTisserie for my big Joe(s) i'm just not too sure actually how often I will use it, so if it's worth it or not? I also find just roasting a bird on indirect heat I am able to get good crispy skin anyways, does it have a shorter cook time with the rotisserie?


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This chicken weighed 4.75lbs in the package and it was a 'minimally processed' chicken.  I got 1.5 pounds of meat off of it and chopped it up to make some chicken salad with.  I might could have gotten another 5 or 6 ounces of meat if I really worked at it. 

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I had no problem doing 2 chickens at the same time on my BIg Joetisserie. They came out great and I am also looking forward to doing a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving this year. We always do one in the oven and one on the grill for Thanksgiving but this year it will one in the oven, as usual and a fresh one on the Joetisserie  

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7 hours ago, Smokey1 said:

That looks fantastic, John.  Can you do 2 chickens at a time on the Big Joetisserie?  I have wondered, but I only ever see people doing one.

I have done two on my Classic at one time...It was a tight fit and I had to be a little creative with some butchers twine, but they fit. I am in the same boat as John in trying to find a unadulterated turkey. I have called around to different meat lockers and organic grocery stores with no luck. There is a turkey slaughter house about 20 minutes from me that has a store off of it I need to give  av visit.  I want to get a turkey breast, and also look and see if they got drum sticks. The drums remind me of a guy at the Iowa football games that sells them screaming "get your big ### turkey legs here"

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7 hours ago, retfr8flyr said:

I had no problem doing 2 chickens at the same time on my BIg Joetisserie. They came out great and I am also looking forward to doing a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving this year. We always do one in the oven and one on the grill for Thanksgiving but this year it will one in the oven, as usual and a fresh one on the Joetisserie  

 

here's a 17# on the Classic, it fit with ease so i'm thinking you should be able to fit a medium to large size ostrich on the Big Joe lol.

 

 

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19 hours ago, John Setzler said:

@ButcherPete I have no options like that in my area.  I am going to go outside my local area to get the bird this year.  I'm not sure what or where yet but I will have a fresh bird and it will be a big'un :)

 

Had the pleasure of meeting Pete and seeing his shop!  Great stuff there and even tried one of his deli sandwiches.  Great guy and amazing store!

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Last thanksgiving i fit a 32lb turkey on the main grate of the big joe. Fit easily. I have a 36lb'er that needs to be eaten to make room in the freezer for my latest batch of broiler chickens.

 

My bro in law raises the turkey's. He does about a dozen a year. He usually doesn't let them get as big as he did last year. 

 

 

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