- Joined Nov 25, 2013
I'm going to be smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving and I'm trying to get an idea on how long it will take. It's a 15 LB bird, which I learned recently, I should stick to smoking under 14 LBs but it's what I have. I've read everything from it taking 12 hours to 30 mins a LB, so I don't know what to follow. I'm using a Brinkman Gourmet Electric smoker, not top of the line but for $75, I have no complaints about it. I would expect it to take longer in my smoker than a more expensive one. I'm just trying to get an idea on how long it will take, so I know when to start. Any suggestions would be appreciated.