How To Smoke A Turkey In A Wood Smoker?

How long does it take to smoke a turkey?

It usually takes at least 6 hours to smoke an average size turkey of 250 degrees F.

Plan to cook your turkey for about 30 minutes per pound.

How long does it take to smoke a 17 pound turkey?

4 hours

What type of wood should I use to smoke a turkey?

SMOKE THIS

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.

How to smoke a 15 kg 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.

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.

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At what temperature should I smoke a 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.

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