thanksgiving bird of mine.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by barrelcooker, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    Im going to be cooking a turkey 13.95 pounds and i was woundering what temp i should cook this at.
    I live in michigan and there is 2 inches of snow on the ground. Here is my smoker
    ill be using xherry and some sugar maple for wood . I wasnt going to use charcoal
    I am brining this bird
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As cold as your location is, I would start your cook with a good amount of lump charcoal to establish a good bed of coals. If you can get to 275-300*, it would be really good. If you can spatchock your bird, it will cook quicker and you can get it out of the weather sooner.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe.
  3. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Last bird I did. I cooked it at 300 and it was on for slightly more than 3 hours.
    Tough conditions for cooking out there. But once you get a good bed of coals built up and the smoker settled in you should be fine.
  4. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    What color would i like to get on my bird orange. Red. Mahogany?
  5. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower


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