Need some help with thanksgiving for my 12lb bird that needs to be done by 12-1pm. (bird has already been brining for 24 hours by that point)
My current plan is to get up at 6, fire up the smoker and get it to 200 and put the bird in at 7am for 1 hour. The next hour i'd bump it to 250 for an hour, then 325 to finish it off until IT hits 165 on breast, 175 on thighs.
Am i going about this wrong? I feel like if i sit at 325 the whole time, i'll be limiting my smoke. Any insights or suggestions would be helpful.