22 lb Turkey, brined, 275 degrees max on smoker

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dudadudaduda, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. 22 lb Turkey, brined, with 275 degrees maximum on the smoker.

    can anyone offer a time frame for something this large?

    It will be thawed (brined)
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd figure 30 minutes per pound. That should be fairly close. That's a big bird. If it was me I'd spatchcock the bird, or cut it in half. Either of those methods would cut the cook time down considerably.
     
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  3. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Dirtsailor is probably pretty close with the 30 mins a pound. @275
    I'm not sure what your cooking it on.
    But with brining it should be pretty moist.

    I done a 15lb turkey @300 and it took me about 3 hours. Lately I have been cooking a lot of turkey breasts. A little more expensive but a lot easier to cook.
    The key is finding them on sale.

    Good Luck
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's an awful big turkey. Going to be hard to get it past 140 in 4 hours, unless you spatchcock it.

    Good luck.

    Al
     

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