Smoking a Turkey for the 1st. time. it's a 20 lb. bird at what temperature and how long should I smoke it?
Smoking a Turkey
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A good meat thermometer is a sound investment, it helps insure no one could get sick, and it guarantees that even your mess ups are delicious. But if you must go old school here is a time temp chart.
Right click and open in a new tab, it will expand so you can read it. The only way to smoke by time and temp properly is thru many many experiences. Again I highly recommend you chase down a good meat thermometer. If you plan to continue smoking you might look into a remote or RF meat thermometer. Life just don't get much better.
Good luck, and if you have any other questions ...........
Remember to enjoy the smoke.....
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You have to put the bird down on what was its back and press really hard on the breast to break the breastbone the remaining Rib bones to flatten the bird.
I'll follow up tomorrow with pictures of the bird on the smoker for turkey day!!!