How long does it take to smoke a 15 pound turkey?

At 225 degrees F, you can expect your turkey to smoke for about 30 minutes per pound. For example, this 15 pound turkey will take 7 1/2 hours at 225 degrees F. I always plan an extra 30 minutes, just in case. Use an instant thermometer to check the temperature of the turkey’s breast and thighs.

How long do you smoke a 12 pound turkey?

Place the turkey in a smoker and smoke for 30 to 40 minutes per pound or until the instant thermometer (or bird thermometer) registers 160°F in the thickest part of the breast.

How long does it take to smoke a turkey at 325 degrees?

It depends on the size of the poultry, the consistency of the temperature in your smoker, and the temperature you are cooking at. Allow 11-13 minutes per pound for a smoke temperature of 325 degrees F. The best way to get a good bird is to cook at 165 degrees and let the bird rest after cooking before slicing.

How long does it take to smoke turkey breasts at 225?

3 1/2 to 4 hours

Should I wrap a turkey in foil while smoking?

If the wings are getting too dark, cover them with foil. Wrap the turkey in heavy foil and finish cooking in a smoker until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees. Once the turkey is cooked, let it rest for five to 10 minutes before digging in.

At what temperature should I smoke a turkey?

Smoker’s temperature

You can smoke your turkey anywhere between 200 to 275 F / 95 to 135 C. There is no real benefit to cooking at a lower temperature than this. You can cook at a higher temperature, but anything over 275 F / 135 C won’t provide the smoky flavor and tenderness you’d want from a smoked turkey.

Should the turkey be at room temperature before cooking?

First, bring your bird to room temperature

Your turkey will cook more evenly and faster if you cook it at room temperature, so take the turkey out of the fridge 1 hour before roasting. If you plan to stuff the turkey, wait until you are ready to put it in the oven before placing the turkey stuffing.

What meat can you smoke in 4 hours?

Mass during smoking and grill temperature

type of meat Smoking temperature * It’s time to end
Entire chicken 250 4 hours **
Chicken thighs 250 1.5 hours
Quarter chicken 250 3 hours
All Turkey (fu 12) 240 6.5 hours

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The turkey is done at 165 or 180?

Some confusion is inevitable, because until 2006 the FDA recommended a cooking temperature of 165 for breasts and 180 for thighs. For a 165 degree turkey, you will want to remove the poultry from the oven when the temperature reaches 155-160 degrees, as it will continue to cook outside of the oven.