How much smoke for a turkey?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by elohel, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. elohel

    elohel Smoke Blower

    I'm smoking a turkey for Tgiving tomorrow. I have a huge problem of way over-smoking things to the point of bitterness. I'll be doing a 14 lb turkey at probably 250*. How many of those ~6-7 hours should I be smoking, and how much of it should just be heat?

    Thanks fellas
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I looked at your profile pic and I assume you are using a MES.......I would go higher on the temp around 300 and try to get the bird done in about 4 hrs with some TBS (thin blue smoke).........

    good luck and a happy thanksgiving

    Happy smoking

  3. smokinal

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

    I give it smoke the whole time!
  4. elohel

    elohel Smoke Blower

    Alrighty, smoke the whole time it is then! Thanks fellas.

    And yes, this is on a MES 40". I brined it, and then gave it a small injection of Tony Cachere's cajun butter, some butter under the skin with a small dash of Tony's, and then a sprinkling of Tony's on top. In hindsight, this is a lot of salt, so I'm hoping it doesn't turn out too salty. Guess we'll find out!

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