Turkey Safety Question - Low Smoker Temp Problem Finish In Oven

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by toneybub, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. toneybub

    toneybub Newbie

    Ok so I brined an 11 pound turkey overnight and put in smoker this morning but encountered problems getting smoker above 180 for 3 hours. Not sure if that is because it's only 25 degrees out or if there is a problem with my smoker but that is a problem for a warmer day. So I pulled turkey and put in roaster hoping to reach 140 IT before 4 hours has past and did so successfully. My question is whether this is safe as long as 140 in 4 is achieved regardless of the fact my smoker temps were so low for the first 3 hours? IT of bird was only 100 degrees when it went in the roaster.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you made the 140 in 4 or less hours you will be fine.
  3. toneybub

    toneybub Newbie

    I thought so, just wanted a second or third opinion for reassurance.

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