Poultry Thanksgiving Turkey Size

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First Thanksgiving with a Traeger! What size bird can I do on a Traeger Pro 575? Any recipe recommendations as well?
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First Thanksgiving with a Traeger! What size bird can I do on a Traeger Pro 575? Any recipe recommendations as well?
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Anthony
I have a 575 and I did a 12lb with room to spare... I'll bet an 18lber would fit just fine
 

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I have a 575 and I did a 12lb with room to spare... I'll bet an 18lber would fit just fine
I wouldn’t think you’d have any trouble with an 18-20 pound bird
 

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I wish I could find a Turkey to try out in my T grill before Thanksgiving. Not much luck so far.
 
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My butcher tells me to size the Turkey at 2lbs per person. This allows for skin and bones
 
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I wish I could find a Turkey to try out in my T grill before Thanksgiving. Not much luck so far.
Hmmm .... Turkeys available here on the East Coast in Supermarkets, I order a fresh turkey from the butcher. Maybe roast some a whole chicken for practice runs ?
 

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My butcher tells me to size the Turkey at 2lbs per person. This allows for skin and bones
The last gathering I did a 20ish pound bird for a lot more than 10 people, but we also had a lot of other options. This may he a correct method for more or a turkey and two sides meal.

I think if I end up needing that big of bird this year I may try and do two smaller ones instead of one giant one
 

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Hmmm .... Turkeys available here on the East Coast in Supermarkets, I order a fresh turkey from the butcher. Maybe roast some a whole chicken for practice runs ?
I’ve done whole chickens a couple of times now. I’m ready for the turkey. I’ve been to Ralph’s, Vons, Albertsons and Stater Bro. Also Smart & Final. Nothing. I’m sure the birds will show up soon. Probably after Halloween.
 

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I’ve done whole chickens a couple of times now. I’m ready for the turkey. I’ve been to Ralph’s, Vons, Albertsons and Stater Bro. Also Smart & Final. Nothing. I’m sure the birds will show up soon. Probably after Halloween.
Your governor banned turkeys, didn't you know that!!
 

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First Thanksgiving with a Traeger! What size bird can I do on a Traeger Pro 575? Any recipe recommendations as well?
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Anthony
Canadian thanksgiving was a couple weeks ago and I did a 16 pounder in my 575 with room to spare…just take out the top rack if you need room
 
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