• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

First Turkey...questions and help!

harclerode76

Newbie
4
10
Joined Nov 24, 2016
16lb bird in the smoker, been running for almost 2 hours and its not getting past 200 degrees.
Starting to brown on the bottom. Could the thermometer be reading low due to the bird being in the way? It's also only about 40 degrees and overcast outside.
Dinner's at 4, how screwed am I?
 

SmokinAl

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
44,569
6,259
Joined Jun 22, 2009
What smoker do you have & what therm are you using?

Also I'm moving this to the poultry section, I think you will get more responses there.

Al
 

harclerode76

Newbie
4
10
Joined Nov 24, 2016
What smoker do you have & what therm are you using?

Also I'm moving this to the poultry section, I think you will get more responses there.

Al
Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series (from Lowes), by a company called Landmann. Weber thermometer.
 

adamr

Fire Starter
44
27
Joined Dec 30, 2015
I have a little 26" electric landmann and I had similar issues. You need to get a digital therm with a probe that you can use for smoker temp. The thermometer on my smoker was off about 20 degrees.
 

adamr

Fire Starter
44
27
Joined Dec 30, 2015
The thermometer on the smoker itself reads about 20-25 degrees low on mine. Also, avoid opening the door as much as possible. Mine loses a lot of heat whenever the door is open for very long.
 

harclerode76

Newbie
4
10
Joined Nov 24, 2016
The thermometer on the smoker itself reads about 20-25 degrees low on mine. Also, avoid opening the door as much as possible. Mine loses a lot of heat whenever the door is open for very long.
Phew! The bird itself is temping on track, hour 4 just started and it's at 140° minimum throughout. I let the Weber digital thermometer hang inside and its about 20 degrees higher than the Landmann therm.
Thanks man!
 

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.