How long does it take to smoke a 20 pound turkey?
At 235 F / 115 C, your turkey will need 30-35 minutes per pound.
At 250 F / 120 C, your turkey will need 25-30 minutes per pound.
At 275 F / 135 C, your turkey will need 20-25 minutes per pound.
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 does it take to smoke a 12 pound turkey?
To smoke a whole turkey, set the gun to 240°F. It is recommended to cook for 30-40 minutes per kilogram. A fu 8 turkey will take an average of 4 hours, while a larger 12 turkey will take about 6 hours.
How long do you smoke a turkey per pound?
It usually takes at least 6 hours to smoke an average sized turkey of 250 degrees F. Expect your turkey to cook for about 30 minutes per pound.
Is it safe to smoke a £20 turkey?
A bird weighing 20-25 pounds cannot be safely smoked, it will stay in the danger zone too long and can become infected. It just means changing the oven gun, probably to the same temperature, then adding some smoke flavoring from outside.
Can you smoke a turkey for too long?
Note: When smoking a turkey, try not to buy more than 12-14 pounds. Much larger than that and the meat can stay in the danger zone (40-140°F) too long. Fu 20 turkeys will need 10-14 hours, and larger turkeys greatly increase the risk of food contamination.
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?
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.
Do you cover the turkey when you smoke it?
At 225 degrees F, you can expect your turkey to smoke for about 30 minutes per pound. Let the turkey rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving. If your turkey is ready a little earlier, cover it with foil and wrap it in towels to insulate and keep the heat at a safe serving temperature.