Ok Guys. A littlle Help. About how long can i expect to smoke an 18 pound spatchcocked turkey and at what temp. Preparing turkey as we speak.
Hey nordo, here's some info that I hope helps and doesn't confuse you, ...I smoked a spatchcocked 13# turkey for Christmas dinner in my WSM with a grate temp of 253°and according to my Maverick it reached 167° in the breast in 2 1/2 hours! I'll be waiting to see if you have the same results (incidentally I checked the Maverick before and after the smoke and it was right on, I also checked the turkey with my Thermapen and it showed the same temps). I wrapped it in foil and into the cooler, it was delicious.
There's no way a spatchcocked turkey will take 6-7 hours at 320-325* - roasting a whole 18 pounder doesn't even take that long. In my experience, it should take you approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours...tops. Same rule applies for wiggling the leg joint easily when it's done. good luck!