Turkey Cook Time???

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by waysideranch, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hey Guys I Have A 18 Lb. Bird My Son Shot And We Are Forced To Smoke Because Kids Left Frezzer Door Open. I Realize I'm Going For 175-180 Int. Temp. At 225 Does Anyone Now In Hours How Long This Might Take? Its Been 1 1/2 So Far. We Are Deep Fryers When It Comes To Turkeys. Smoking Whole Bird Is New. Thanks Guys.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    WR with a bird that big kick the smoker temp up and get it out of the danger zone faster. They recommend no bigger then a 12 lb bird for low n slow
     
  3. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Crap, it put it in the ECC temps don't get much over 225. Well, if you don't see a post from me after tomorrow i'm may be dead from turkeyidus.
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd agree with Piney- you got a hotter smoker? You are gonna want at least 275°- 300°!
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Maybe an option- Oven it till it's 160° or so THEN hit the warm smoker to finish??
     
  6. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    Wayside you might try a small pan with some charcoal to get the temp up.
     
  7. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks big time Richtee and Piney and IB smoking. I get crazy over wild game meats. Its hard to replace that turkey your kid called in. Hard to explain to the kid that the old man that knows all ruined his bird. I'll put blame on little sister for leaving freezer door open. Ice pops are tastier than than "Wild RioGrande Turkey" that came off the Wayside Ranch. Thanks to all. Bird on its way to recovery.
     

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