Hey guys i just realized my bradley smoker only goes up to about 250 degrees.. is this going to be a problem for my small 12 pound bird? I could start it in my regular gas BBQ with no smoke to get from 40 to 140 in 4 hours then finish it off in the smoker for a few hours.. i'm all confused now.. I did not realize this Bradley Smoker is not strong enough..
That shouldn't hurt for a 12 pound Turkey, but....but...but...
Do not stuff it.
Preheat it to your Max, before putting the bird in.
If you have a water pan, fill it halfway full with boiling water, before you put the bird in.
Don't open the door, until you get over 140˚ internal temp.
I don't have a Bradley, but that is all I can think of.
An MES at 250 would handle it easily, but I don't know how a Bradley functions, like in heating & recovery.