smoking a turkey

Discussion in 'Ruffit's Domestic & Wild Game Cooking/ Recipe Foru' started by remington1990, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. remington1990

    remington1990 Member

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    Oct 19, 2010
    Does anybody know about how long to smoke a 15 pound turkey in a charcaol smoker
     
  2. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    Is it built anything like an off set smoker?

    I cook until I reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees, this last one cooked for nine hours.

    Welcome to TFF! :)


    Crpdeth
     

  3. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Pensacola
    May I suggest a Taylor Digital cooking thermometer. You put the probe in the breast or thigh and leave it during the entire cooking time. That way there is no guesswork in knowing when it is done.
     
  4. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    350 deg till 180 deg inside.
    Dry pan, and mild wood. Apple, cherry, alderwood, pecan...

    Most birds are 'injected' with a brine solution. If not, soak your own in a mixture of salt, sugar, and seasonings to your choice.

    Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!:D
     
  5. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

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    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    Bob has it right. Do not try to slow cook Poultry (not healthy). Don't worry you'll get plenty of smoke flavor.
     
  6. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    I agree with this, at a minimum you should have a hotter cook chamber at the beginning of the cook. I've had people argue that 250 is fine for the duration... That they've been smoking birds like this forever, but I give away a lot of my finished product and I'm not taking chances with other peoples health.


    Crpdeth
     
  7. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    i'm still trying to find papers big enough to roll a turkey in , or are you folks using a pipe ???
     
  8. jack,the real problem is not the paper,we use brown paper grocery bags.the real problem is the damn feather smell so bad the wife makes me smoke it outside. old semperfi
     
  9. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Is it the feather smell or the Zippo?
    Ya may wanna lighten up on the bags and opt for newspaper.
    Sunday edition of course. There's a fine line between harsh and just right.
     
  10. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    see? this is why i love this joint ..

    i learn so much , now brown paper baggies eh ?

    got a heap of broad sheet news

    now just to grab a turkey , hmm yea parliament has a Christmas party tonight , thems the biggest turkeys we got this a way

    cheers eh
     
  11. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    :D:D:D

    Ya may need a blanket roll for them Jack.:eek:

    Zippo lights a bit too cool though. Might I suggest gasoline with a gelling agent?
     
  12. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    Bob you got the disk set's ? gotta lighter in the plans there that'll knock the socks off a T-90 tank ;)
     
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