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Originally Posted by mikes30911 View Post

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.

 

 

Bear

 

post #22 of 22

It should get through the danger zone OK at 250 degrees. I smoke mine at 225 and they get there in time. 

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