How to Grill a Perfect Turkey

Meat Master Bruce Aidells shows us his fool-proof technique for grilling a Thanksgiving turkey on a gas grill

How to Grill a Turkey
Illustrated by Monica Hellstrom

Step 2: Prep your turkey

  • Pull off the leg truss. You want hot air circulating through the bird, and that can't happen when the legs are tied together.
  • Reach into the main cavity and pull out the bag of giblets. Fish around for the neck too. Sometimes it's in the neck cavity.
  • Then drain it and pat it dry inside and out--it'll crisp up better.

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