The following photos & guidelines are "MY METHOD"
for cooking "TURKEY" with CHARCOAL.

Cooking on the grill the way I describe it will cook MUCH FASTER than in an oven.

I offer this information for your reading review, IF you decide to use my method
then you are completely responsible for your own actions.
 
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The following applies to cooking a Turkey. 
Modify it as needed to accommodate your meal of choice

THIS IS A GUIDE!  I use it and have for over 35 years.  If you burn yourself, ruin the turkey ( or other meat) do not blame me!  
Most Democrats, moochers and leeches will not do this as it involes work, and their own money to buy the food BUT they will try to wrangle an invitation to come eat.

TOOLS / EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
 
1.  Kettle Style CHARCOAL GRILL (I have a 22 inch diameter Weber)
     NOTE: ANY GRILL WITH A COVER OR LID WILL WORK!
2.  At least one 25 lb bag of Charcoal
3.  Charcoal lighter fluid
4.  Matches or other lighting instrument
5.  @ 8 x 10 x 2 ALUMINUM pan
     NOTE: LARGER PANS CAN BE BOUGHT IF NEEDED (Dollar Stores are GREAT!)
6.  2 MEAT Thermometers (designed to work in the oven)
7.  Wire bristle brush
8.  2 - POT HOLDERS type items (OVGLOVES work great)
9.  NEW THIS YEAR 2013  I will be lining the grill with Aluminium Foil to really help in clean up.
 
SET UP:

 
MAKE SURE TURKEY IS COMPLETELY THAWED and AT ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE COOKING.
NOTE:  I use NO seasoning as the Turkey skin, uring cooking, seals itself and the Turkey's own juices are cooking on the inside.
 
TURKEY PREP:
ON ONE SIDE  Insert one thermometer towards the THIGH.  (see photo)
ON THE OTHER SIDE Insert the other thermometer towards the BREAST. (see photo)

I DO NOT RECOMMEND "STUFFING" THE TURKEY TO COOK THIS WAY!  

1.  ENSURE grill is CLEAN (wire brush is great).  
     NOTE:  Spray PAM or other product onto grill areas for easier clean up later.
2.  Place Aluminum pan in the center of the charcoal area (bottom of the grill)
     NOTE: If you are using a drum type grill you can cook at one end of the cooking area but the center is
     best.
3.  ADD charcoal on each side of the Aluminum pan's longest sides
     NOTE: I add it to just above the height of the pan
4.  Place grill on the top. 
     NOTE:  ALIGN the handles so that additional charcoal may be added if needed
5.  ADD Charcoal lighter fluid to charcoal charcoal should look damp
     WAIT & ALLOW for @ 3 minutes to pass 
      IF NEEDED ADD more charcoal lighter fluid to charcoal charcoal
6.  CLOSE Charcoal Lighter Fluid container and place at least 10 feet away from the grill.
7.  Light charcoal using BEST IS THE EXTENDED BUTANE LIGHTERS matches or other lighting tool
8.  After FLAMES die down, place lid on top of grill.  It should take about 30 minutes or so for the coals
      to be ready.  Check coals about 5 minutes after lid is on to ensure they are still lit!!
NOTE: NEVER APPLY MORE LIGHTER FLUID TO HOT COALS.

I use newspapers to wad it up making @ 10 balls then try to stuff them between the side of the cooker and the charcoal. USE BEST IS THE EXTENDED BUTANE LIGHTERS or other lighting tool to ignite the paper

NOW:
Place Turkey on a rack (which will then go on the top grate, of the grill when charcoal is ready to cook the Turkey)

CLEAN UP:

CAUTION OLD CHARCOAL ASHES CAN BE INHALED OR GET IN YOUR EYES.
Goggles, surgical mask are great items for safety!
1.  WAIT TILL CHARCOAL IS COMPLETELY OUT AND ASHES ARE COLD!
     The next day is best!!!
2.  NOTE: WHEN ASHES ARE COLD TO THE TOUCH, remove OLD & COLD Charcoal ashes place in
     a heavy, plastic bag THEN tie the bag.  
     Place bag into a different plastic bag and tie it up as well.  
     Place sealed bag in your garbage can.
NOTE:  If charcoal is NOT completely cold it will melt the bag and may burn you, your garbage can or perhaps your house!!

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Charcoal ready to go

Charcoal READY TO "LIGHT"!

Charcoal lit

Charcoal lit
NOTE GRILL IS IN PLACE ABOVE CHARCOAL
DO NOT PLACE TURKEY ON GRILL AT THIS POINT

Turkey 14 lbs on the grill

Charcoal took @ 1/2 hour to be ready
Placed Turkey @ 14 lbs, on the grill

I USE NO SEASONING JUST THE CHARCOAL!

Turkey 14 lbs on the grillafter 1 hour of cooking time

Turkey @ 14 lbs, on the grill
After 1 hour of cooking time

Turkey 14 lbs on the grillafter 2.5 hours of cooking time

Turkey @ 14 lbs, on the grill
After 2.5 hours of cooking time  IT IS DONE
Always follow the temperature of the thermometers
I compare the 2 and ALWAYS wait for the last thermometer to reach the proper temperature.

I DID NOT NEED TO ADD ADDITIONAL CHARCOAL WHILE COOKING!
 

Thanksgiving table is set.

Thanksgiving table is set.

Thanksgiving table is ready

The table above was BEFORE we sat down to enjoy family, friends and the blessings we enjoy.
 

I ELECTED to NOT SHOW the table AFTER the meal, as it resembled an DISASTER AREA!

Note the deserts on the back wall area!

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