Master of the Pit
- Joined Sep 24, 2011
I've seen a lot of posts lately for temps and times to cook a turkey. I found this chart on the web somewhere in the past and I think it's a pretty good reference. I recommend cooking turkey 325-350*F and NOT stuffing the turkey to ensure you're out of the danger zone quickly enough not to ruin Thanksgiving. Last year my 23# turkey took 3 hours to get to 140*F internal at 325-350*F. Turkey should not take an hour per lb. Cooking at 325-350 also helps brown and crisp the skin. Foam recommends Kitchen Bouquet to get a nice Mahogany color (I bought my bottle yesterday). I hope this helps.
|Approximate Roasting Times (@ 325*) for Unstuffed Turkey|