Turkey time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bishgeo, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    I know to smoke to 165 buy how long do you guys figure for a #12 bird warming up a ham too. Just trying to get ballpark time to start.
  2. Well I wanna know which is larger? The turkey or the ham?

    It would be nice to know what box temp you are planning to run, and what type of smoker to further determine the answer to your question.
  3. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Bird bigger than ham. Pit usually settles in around 250 or so. It's a reverse flow stick burner.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016
  4. I would say the whole bird would have a cook time of 6 hours. I think I would check IT at 3 hours to determine how long it will cook.

    Are you going to leave the bird whole or spatch-cock. I have become a fan of spatch-cocking poultry to cut down on cook times, but they seem to come out juicier.
  5. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Bird staying whole
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    At an average of 250°F I figure 25 minutes per pound as a guideline for Poultry...JJ
  7. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Got r goin
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good so far!

  9. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's looking like a good start

  10. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    You Gota love it cause man it's work.

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