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 will it take to smoke a turkey at 250 degrees?
Smoking a turkey can be a long process, so be sure to start early in the day so that the turkey will be done by dinner time. 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.
Can you smoke a turkey at 225?
Turkey can be smoked at a smoker temperature as low as 225 degrees, but it’s much quicker if smoked at 275-300 degrees, or even higher.
What is the best temperature to smoke a 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.
Should I wrap my turkey in foil while 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 meat can you smoke in 4 hours?
BBQ Smoking Times and Temperatures Chart
|Type of Meat||Smoking Temp*||Time to Complete|
|Pork Butt (Sliced)||225||1.5 hours/pound|
|Pork Butt (Pulled)||225||1.5 hours/pound|
|Whole Chicken||250||4 hours**|
|Chicken Thighs||250||1.5 hours|
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Can you smoke a turkey at 300 degrees?
The rule of thumb is to smoke the turkey at 300 degrees, 15 minutes for each pound. We used a 17 pound Honeysuckle White turkey for this recipe, and smoked it at 275-300 degrees for just under 4 hours. The turkey is safe to take off the smoker when it’s reached 165 degrees.
How do you rest a turkey after smoking?
It’s a good idea to let the turkey rest after smoking, for 15 minutes to half an hour. If you position the turkey breast side down as it rests, it’s possible that the breast meat will be a little more juicy.
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.
Can you cook a turkey at 150 degrees?
According to the USDA’s own data, as long as your turkey spends at least 3.7 minutes at or above,150°F (66°C), it is safe to eat. In other words, by the time it’s done resting (you do let your turkey rest before carving, right?), you should be good to go.