Smoke turkey, maintaining temperature inside smoker between 225° and 250°, for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 165°.
Remove turkey, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
How many minutes per pound do you smoke a turkey breast?
Place turkey breast on smoker, breast facing up. I estimate about 35 minutes per pound. Baste the breast with butter approximately once ever hour to keep the skin crispy. Refresh the wood chips with the the remaining wood chips after about 2 hours.
Should I smoke my turkey breast up or down?
If using a smoker, prepare it for cooking at 225° to 240°F and have enough smoking wood ready to last 3 to 4 hours or so. Place the turkey, breast side down, directly on the smoker grate. Smoke for 1 hour, maintaining the proper temperature in the smoker.
How long does it take to smoke a 3 pound turkey breast?
I highly recommend using an internal temperature probe to keep track of cooking temperature so that you don’t overcook it. I use 3-lb boneless turkey breasts and they smoke at 250 degrees F in about 3 hours. If your turkey breast is bone-in, you’ll need to add another 1-1.5 hours.
How long does it take to smoke a 14 pound turkey?
Place the seasoned turkey on the middle rack of the smoker, close the door, and set a timer for approximately 6.5 hours. The turkey should smoke for 30 to 40 minutes per pound, until the inside temperature reaches 165˚F.
How long does it take to smoke a turkey breast at 225?
3 1/2 to 4 hours
Should I brine a turkey breast before smoking?
A combination of water and ice cubes can be used to chill the brine. Add the water and turkey to a large container to completely submerge the turkey. Refrigerate overnight, or for 12 to 15 hours. Completely rinse the turkey and pat dry before smoking or roasting.
Do you wrap a turkey in foil when smoking?
If the wings are getting too dark, cover them with aluminum foil. He wraps the turkey in heavy duty aluminum foil and finishes the cooking in the smoker until the turkey’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
What is the best wood to smoke a turkey breast?
Types of wood to use to smoke your Turkey
- Hickory. We love hickory because it is one of the most versatile woods for smoking.
- Apple Wood. Apple is a fruity wood.
- Cherry wood. Cherry wood is a fruity wood just like applewood above.
- Oak. Oak is a favorite of many BBQ lovers.
What is the best wood to smoke turkey?
Wood Chips: Use standard hickory or mesquite to impart a solid smokiness; use mild fruitwood chips to add a subtle one (that won’t mask the mild taste of turkey). Try soaking the wood chips in water, fruit juice or wine.