Smoke the turkey, maintaining the temperature in the gun between 225° and 250°, 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until the meat thermometer placed in the thickest part reads 165°.
Remove the turkey, loosely cover it with foil, and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
How many minutes per kilogram do you smoke turkey breast?
Place the turkey breasts on the smoker, breast side up. I estimate about 35 minutes per kilogram. Apply oil to your breasts about once an hour to keep your skin crisp. Refresh the sawdust with the remaining sawdust after about 2 hours.
Should I smoke turkey breasts up or down?
If using a smoker, prepare it for cooking at 225° to 240°F and prepare enough firewood to last about 3 to 4 hours. Place the turkey, breast side down, directly on the smoking rack. Smoke for 1 hour maintaining the proper temperature in the smoker.
How long does it take to smoke 3 pounds of turkey breast?
I highly recommend using an interior temperature probe to monitor the cooking temperature so you don’t overcook it. I use 3 kg of boneless turkey breasts and smoke at 250 degrees F for about 3 hours. If your turkey breasts are bony, you will need to add an additional 1-1.5 hours.
How long does it take to smoke a 14 pound turkey?
Place the seasoned turkey on the center rack of the gun, close the door, and set a timer for about 6.5 hours. The turkey should be smoked for 30-40 minutes per pound until the internal temperature reaches 165˚F.
How long does it take to smoke turkey breasts at 225?
3 1/2 to 4 hours
Should I consider turkey breasts before smoking?
A combination of water and ice cubes can be used to cool the brine. Add water and turkey to a large bowl to completely submerge turkey. Refrigerate overnight or 12-15 hours. Rinse the turkey thoroughly and pat it dry before smoking or roasting it.
Do you wrap a turkey in foil when 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.
What is the best tree for smoking turkey breasts?
Types of wood to use for smoking your turkey
- Hickory. We love hickory because it’s one of the most diverse forests for smoking.
- Apple tree. The apple is a fruit tree.
- Cherry tree. The cherry is a fruit tree, just like the apple above.
- Oak. Oak is a favorite of many barbecue enthusiasts.
What is the best tree for smoking turkey?
Sawdust: Use standard hiccups or mesquite for a hard smoke; use soft fruit tree chips to add finesse (which won’t take away the mild taste of the turkey). Try soaking sawdust in water, fruit juice, or wine.