How long does it take to smoke a 15 pound turkey?
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 turkey?
Typically, it takes at least 6 hours to smoke an average sized turkey at 250 degrees F. Plan on having your turkey cook for about 30 minutes per pound.
How long does it take to smoke a 20 pound 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.
Do you smoke a turkey in a pan?
Turkeys should not be roasted or smoked directly in a roasting pan (or even on a rack in the roasting pan), and especially not be roasted while resting in liquid. This will result in a soggy chicken. This will keep the cooking environment moist but let the turkey get evenly crisp on the outside.