Turkey's on

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by silvertrigger, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Smoking a 13# turkey today. Smoker temps are 235-245. It's been on for about 2 hrs. and breast temps are at 104. This is my first turkey and just checking with you folks to see if this a decent progression temp-wise.
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds about right.
    Poultry generally doesn't take very long compared to a lot of other meats and rarely has a stall, though it has been known to happen.
    A turkey can take you anywhere from 3-5 or 6 hours depending but after 2 hours 104 sounds good.
    If you can you might want to crank the temp up to 275-300 towards the end, otherwise the skin may not get as crisp as you would like.
  3. Thanks for the reassurance Fire. Been about 3.5 hrs. and temp is up to 138. It's looking great. I've been taking pics throughout process and will post when finished.

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