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 20lb turkey?
- Preheat smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C).
- Rinse turkey under cold water, and pat dry.
- Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C) for 10 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when measured in the thickest part of the thigh.
How do you smoke a turkey on a gas grill?
Smoke the Turkey
If your grill has a temperature gauge, set it to about 325°F. About 90 minutes into smoking your turkey, turn the bird 180° to ensure even cooking. Smoke the turkey for about 12 minutes per pound—for a 15-pound turkey that means about 3 hours total.
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.