How Long To Smoke A 18 Lb Turkey?

A: A small bird (8 to 12 pounds) requires 2-1/2 to 3 hours at 325 degrees F; a medium (12 – 18 pounds) will need 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours; and a large bird (over 18 pounds) could take up to 6 hours.

How long will it take to smoke a turkey at 225 degrees?

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

How long does it take to smoke a 20 lb turkey?

At 235 F/115 C, your turkey will take 30 to 35 minutes per pound. At 250 F/120 C, your turkey will take 25 to 30 minutes per pound. At 275 F/135 C, your turkey will take 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

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

4 hours

Can you smoke a 20 lb turkey?

For a 20+lb turkey it took around 6-8 hours and produced a bird that was very tasty but the breast was way too dry. The turkey skin also turns to shoe leather. The combination of smoking and roasting gives you plenty of smoke flavor, nicely moist meat throughout and skin that is browned and crispy.