Whole Turkey, can I stuff it if cooked at high temps??

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mowin, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I recently did a whole chicken for my sister, and she couldn't say enough good things about it.
    Now she wants me to do a trukey for thanksgiving.
    I'll be cooking it in my pellet grill. We both enjoy the stuffing from the bird as its so flavorful compared to cooked in a bowl.
    If I keep the temps on my pellet muncher @ 350*, will I be ok doing a stuffed bird?
    Would it be safe to smoke for an hr at say 225* with the amnts, then bump temp up to 350* for the remainder?
  2. bentley

    bentley Fire Starter

    Mowin there should be no problem cooking a turkey with stuffing. Just don't over stuff the turkey and make sure the stuffing reaches a temperature of 165 degree F.  We do it all the time.  I have cooked many on  my Weber grill without a problem, well most of the time anyway[​IMG]. Good luck I'm sure it will come out great.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Stuffed Turkeys at 350°F are no issue if the IT of the stuffing gets to 165°F. I would suggest smoking a bird no larger than 14 pounds. If more is needed for a large group, do two. The tricky part is getting the stuffing hot before the breast meat dries out. This happens faster in smaller birds...JJ
  4. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Thanks guys, I was planning on doing a 12-14 lb'er. I let ya know how it goes....:drool

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