Montana Grills

Recipes - Poultry - Grilled Amish Turkey


  • 1 15 to 18 lbs turkey
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • your choice of Smoking Chips soaked in water for about 5 minutes


Preheat your grill to 450° F using the burners on only one side of the grill. Place the smoking chips in your Smokerin™ smoker box. Place the smoker box directly on the cooking surface above the fire, or place it on top of the gas grill diffusers below the cooking surface and above the burner. Season the turkey to taste, both inside and out, with the salt and pepper and place on a rack in a roasting pan.

Once the grill is averaging between 450° F and 500° F place the turkey (on a rack in the roasting pan) onto your grill surface for indirect girlling and close the hood. Let the turkey roast, leaving it alone so the temperature stays consistently between 450° F and 500° F. The total roasting time will be between 1½ hours to 2½ hours depending on the size of the bird. If you have stuffed your turkey with stuffing the cooking time will be a bit longer. At about 1½ hours check the internal temperature and recheck every 15 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 170° F - 180° F.