Thanksgiving Turkey, how long in the smoker?

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Nov 19, 2020
Matt at Meatchurch says about 3.5 hours for a 20lb turkey.....all the other recipes I see online are roughly 30 minutes per pound. Huge difference here so what gives? FWIW, I'm gonna Spatchcock for the first time too!
160-165F in the breast, 175-185F in the thigh. No matter how long it takes.

Poultry and ground meats are the two proteins I always smoke to internal temp.

A spatched 20 lb'er at 325-350F should take roughly 3 hours, give or take. Point the breast away from the heat source to more evenly cook the bird.
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