I'm new to all of this. My Wife got me an MES for Christmas (I requested it...). I opened it up day before yesterday and broke it in (at her suggestion ). Last night I did my first smoke. Sockeye Salmon with a honey-mustard and dill sauce bake/smoked with apple wood to an internal temp of 150-ish. We, and our guests, were very pleased with results. That being said, I'm going to smoke a 15-lb fresh turkey for Christmas dinner. I'm not going to brine it, but will probably rub-and-rest it with a combo of spices that I like on turkey. My question is: How long would a 15-lb bird take? I'm figuring 225-deg for a cooking temp and pulling the bird at an internal temp. of 170. I guessing I'm really asking for a ballpark figure of time required per pound? I don't want to start the bird too late and have everyone waiting for dinner. Love the forum by the way!! I've been wanting to cook with smoke for a while now and am so glad I found this place!!