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In progress cooking: first turkey breast: temperature issues

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by scvinegarpepper, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. It's been on for about an hour thus far. The temp in the smoker is holding at about 265. Is that too hot? I'd like it around 240 or 250, but I really have no way of cooling it down without taking the lid off for a minute. I've got a cheapo Char-Grill/Broil H2O smoker and it has ZERO vents on it. Only sort of vent is the door on the side. I've also got some chicken wings on there too. Should they take around 2 hours at 265? Thanks.
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    No real way of giving you a time frame . You should cook the poultry to 160 degrees internal.

    Measure at the thickest part of the wing and at multiple spots on the turkey breast.
  3. Thanks. But is 265 too hot?
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    No that's not to hot for poultry I generally smoke poultry at 325-350 so 265 is no problem
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like Piney said your temps are just fine. I will usually smoke mine at 250-275 then at the end crank the heat up well over 300 if I am looking for some crispy skin.