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 turkey at 250 degrees?

Smoking a turkey can be a long process, so be sure to start early in the day so the turkey is ready for dinner. 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.

Can you smoke a turkey at 225?

Turkey can be smoked at a smoking temperature of up to 225 degrees, but it is much faster if smoked at 275-300 degrees or even higher.

What is the best temperature for smoking turkey?

Smoker’s temperature

  • 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.

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.

What meat can you smoke in 4 hours?

Mass during smoking and grill temperature

type of meat Smoking temperature * It’s time to end
Pork donkey (sliced) 225 1.5 hours / book
Pork ass (shredded) 225 1.5 hours / book
Entire chicken 250 4 hours **
Chicken thighs 250 1.5 hours

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Can you smoke a turkey at 300 degrees?

The rule is to smoke the turkey at 300 degrees, 15 minutes for each kilogram. For this recipe, we used 17 kilograms of honeysuckle turkey and smoked it at 275-300 degrees for just under 4 hours. The turkey can safely remove the smoke when it reaches 165 degrees.

How to rest a turkey after smoking?

It is good for the turkey to rest after smoking, from 15 minutes to half an hour. If you rest the turkey breasts, the meat in the breasts may be a bit juicier.

What wood is best to use for smoking a 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.

Can you cook a turkey at 150 degrees?

According to the USDA’s own data, as long as your turkey spends at least 3.7 minutes at or above 150°F (66°C), it is safe to eat. In other words, until the holidays are over (you rested your turkey before carving it, right?), you should be good to go.