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29 Lb Turkey

Wandap11

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Can someone tell me the safest way to smoke a 20 pound Turkey? I had never heard that you could t smoke one that big
 

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What SmokinVOLfan said!

Smoke ON and Happy Thanksgiving!

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tallbm

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Can someone tell me the safest way to smoke a 20 pound Turkey? I had never heard that you could t smoke one that big
Hi there and welcome!

Like the other guys are saying have a smoker temp of 325F+ and DO NOT open the smoker until it is ready (I pull around 162F in the breast).

In my electric smoker at a constant 325F it takes less than 4 hours for a 20 pounder.
 

Wandap11

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Hi there and welcome!

Like the other guys are saying have a smoker temp of 325F+ and DO NOT open the smoker until it is ready (I pull around 162F in the breast).

In my electric smoker at a constant 325F it takes less than 4 hours for a 20 pounder.
Thank you
 

TuckersBarbeque

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I agree with everyone here. Generally, it is not safe to smoke a bird larger than 14 lbs at "low n slow" because of the 40-140 rule. You almost have to spatchcock so the heat is applied on both sides of the breast...
For a 20 pounder, 350 and spatchcocked, it should be done in about 3-3.5 hours.
 

Wandap11

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I agree with everyone here. Generally, it is not safe to smoke a bird larger than 14 lbs at "low n slow" because of the 40-140 rule. You almost have to spatchcock so the heat is applied on both sides of the breast...
For a 20 pounder, 350 and spatchcocked, it should be done in about 3-3.5 hours.
Ended up cutting it in half. It turned out amazing! Everyone raved about it!
 

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