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I have a Question about turkey smoking times????

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by rp ribking, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have read the temp guidelines about the danger zone.

    A fella at work claims that he smoked a turkey for 12 hours. I am wandering if this is possible?

    So if you get the turkey thru the danger zone in the 4 hour time frame, can you smoke it on low heat for 6 to 8 hours longer?
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Sure it's possible a 20 lb bird could go that long.
     
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I suppose, but why?  I've never had a turkey take more than about 5 hours (nearly a 20 lb bird).  Nice smoke ring, great flavor, moist.  Anything more is probably beyond necessary and risks drying out the bird IMHO.
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Sure you can smoke a turkey for 12 hours it's easy. Just leave the turkey in the smoker for 12 hours. Now eating it might be alittle hard. I think you should ask your buddy if he was goning to eat that turkey or was he gonna make some shoes out of it.