Smoking a 14 pound turkey (a little help please)

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Original poster
Jul 11, 2013
Los Angeles
First time smoking a turkey and want to not screw it up :)

It's a pre brined bird which I'm injecting.

How long at 225-235 should I expect it to take? I've seen estimates from 30 mins/pound to 1:30/pound. 

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks all!
Jurmanji, the best way NOT to screw up a turkey is to smoke roast it at a higher chamber temperature.  At 225-235 chamber temp you're going to have rubbery, inedible skin.  Personally I suggest a chamber temp of 300F plus if your smoker will go that high.  325-350F is my personal sweet spot.  You get a juicy, smoky bird with crispy skin that the kids (and a few adults) will fight over.  Drops the time to finish to 12-15 minutes per pound too. 
At 225, 30 minutes per pound is average. I agree with Ray as it's all about the Skin...JJ is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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