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    Back-to-back turkeys on WSM

    Hi,
    I have 2 turkeys to smoke tomorrow. 1 needs to be ready @ 1:30, the other by 4:30.
    My 2nd cooking grate has disappeared. :-(
    They will both be spatchcocked, and 'should' finish in around 2 hrs @ 350.
    Due to the time constraints, I'll have to take one off, adjust the fire, put the other one on.

    The question is this: how would I decide how much additional charcoal to put on the fire? I need to keep the temp around 350.
    I've thought about letting it go as is, and adding additional coals as needed.

    Any other thoughts?
    Last edited by Charles Howse; 11-21-2018 at 11:08 AM.
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    Hmmm...64 views and no one had a single suggestion. Wow.
    When #1 finished, I removed the middle section, bumped the bottom section on the deck to shake off the ashes, and poured a full chimney on top.
    #2 went on just after that.
    Looking good so far.
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    Sorry Charles,
    I have had some real shake ups around here over the last few days.
    Sounds to me like you have it handled, that’s probably the way I would have handled it too.
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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qLd...ew?usp=sharing

    It practically fell apart! Took off the legs without using a knife, 1 slice down the breastbone and the 2 breasts fell off! Great taste with just a little heat.
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    Hi Charles,

    Not sure how I missed your question, I thought I went through all of them early this morning. Must have been a brain fart.

    As Tim said, I think most would do as you did. But if one is unsure and has someplace to safely dump hot coals, you could always dump the entire cooker and start with a fresh setup.

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