turkey time for 300 degrees

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tdssmoke, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. tdssmoke

    tdssmoke Fire Starter

    NC
    Anybody know how many minutes per lb. at 300 degrees for turkey?

    Thanks
     
  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As with most meats here, you should judge doneness by Internal Temperature, not time. IT should be 165° in the breast, and 175° in the thigh.

    But as a guesstimate, I think it would be maybe 20-25 minutes per pound at 300°.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Except the standards now saw 165º in the thigh. Last year I did a 14 pound bird and ran the smoker at 300º-325º and it hit the IT just shy of 4 hours. Don't forget to allow for a 45min-1 hour foiled rest time prior to carving.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/151940/food-safety-charts-with-rest-times
     
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As far as I know the standard has always been 165˚. I still like dark meat a little more firm. I'll stick with trying to get my white meat to 165˚ and my dark meat to 175˚ at the same time.
     
  5. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Coincidentally, I have a 13 lb. turkey in the smoker right now. Using a "turkey canon" at around 290°-300°, at the 2 hour mark, the IT in the breast is at 138°.
     

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