turkey temp?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by ldrus, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    just wondering i have a 20lb bird i am going to spatchcock it so do i still need to run high temps of 300-350? on my smoker and for those who have done a spatchcock turkey do you have any ball park times on min/lb just would like to get a balk park start time for putting it on
     
  2. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do mine at 275° fer spatchcocked, but if ya wan't a crispier skin the higher temps will give ya that.

    I've never timed a bird, done when it's done. There might be some other folks long in a short can give ya an idear bout times.
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would say around 45 mins a pound would be a guess but I think a good one. But just remeber that all meat have a mind if they own. Now don't take it to the bank it won't be to good.
     
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am cheating a bit to improve my time. Gonna smoke it till meat temp hits 140-150, then pop it into the oven for faster finish. Didn't feel like gettin up at 3:00 AM... lol.[​IMG]
     
  5. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    APPROXIMATE COOKING TIMES
    (325 °F oven temperature)

    From http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets...king/index.asp

    UNSTUFFED (time in hours)
    • 4 to 6 lb breast …… 1 1/2 to 2 1/4
    • 6 to 8 lb breast …… 2 1/4 to 3 1/4
    • 8 to 12 lbs ………… 2 3/4 to 3
    • 12 to 14 lbs ………… 3 to 3 3/4
    • 14 to 18 lbs ………… 3 3/4 to 4 1/4
    • 18 to 20 lbs ………… 4 1/4 to 4 1/2
    • 20 to 24 lbs ………… 4 1/2 to 5
    STUFFED (time in hours)
    • 8 to 12 lbs …… 3 to 3 1/2
    • 12 to 14 lbs …… 3 1/2 to 4
    • 14 to 18 lbs …… 4 to 4 1/4
    • 18 to 20 lbs …… 4 1/4 to 4 3/4
    • 20 to 24 lbs …… 4 3/4 to 5 1/4
    Dave
     

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