How Long Should I Smoke A Turkey?

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 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.

Can you smoke a turkey too long?

Note: when smoking turkey try purchasing one that is no more than 12-14 pounds. Much larger than this and the meat may stay in the danger zone (40-140 °F) for too long. A 20 pound turkey will take 10-14 hours and larger turkeys greatly increase food contamination risks.

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.