How To Smoke And Bake A Turkey?

Can I finish cooking a smoked turkey in the oven?

Absolutely.

3 hrs of smoke at 200-220 if your outside temps can hold that, then finish in oven at oh, say about 250 till internal temp is 150, then take it out and “tent” it (cover with foil), for half to one hour and internal temp should come up to safe level.

If you don’t have a meat probe thermometer, get one.

How do you smoke a turkey and keep it moist?

Close the bag and refrigerate the turkey 12 to 24 hours. Discard the brine, rinse the turkey with fresh water and pat it dry with paper towels. Start the smoker with the humidity around 60 percent and the temperature at 140 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent moisture from escaping.

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 do you smoke a turkey with wood chips in the oven?

Place on the rack. Cover the pan with foil. Pinch the top foil with the overhang from the bottom layer to enclose the entire baker’s rack, turkey and wood chips. Place in a 300-degree oven and bake for 2-2 ½ hours, or until the meat reaches 180 degrees, at the thickest point.

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.

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Do you wrap a turkey in foil when baking?

Wrapping and cooking the entire turkey in aluminum foil requires increased oven temperature to ensure safety. Insert the meat thermometer through the foil into the thickest part of the thigh. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan and bring sides of foil up around turkey. Do not make an airtight seal.

Do you cover a turkey when smoking it?

At 225 degrees F, you can plan on approximately 30 minutes per pound for your turkey to smoke. Allow the turkey to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving. If your turkey is done a little early, cover the turkey with foil and wrap with towels to insulate and keep the heat at a safe serving temperature.

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.

What is the best wood to use when smoking a 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.