I wanna do a 12-15lb turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by polxc5, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. polxc5

    polxc5 Newbie

    I got my brine and everything else ready to go but what temp should the turkey be smoked at and roughly how long will a turkey that size take?
  2. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I loooooove smoked turkey and have done a few.

    I've got a pretty long post about it here:


    If you have any questions that this doesn't cover, I'll be glad to help any way I can. I'm traveling for the next three weeks but will still check here as often as possible.

    Good luck. Enjoy. Don't forget to post your Q-view.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I usually smoke mine around 275 or so. Some go higher than than more like 300. Just smoke it until it hits 165-170.Time will depend on the bird size.
  4. polxc5

    polxc5 Newbie

    What chips do a turkey good?
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I usually smoke poultry at 300-325 degrees and I like to use apple chips or chunks
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I to like to get the smoker temp up there about 300°ish or so. That way you can get it out of the danger zone 40° to 140° in 4 hours. Now I would also take it to about 165° in the breast or 170° in the thigh area. Also the higher temps will help you to crisp the skin too. Enjoy and don't forget the Qview.  
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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