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What temperature to smoke a turkey?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by caaront, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. caaront

    caaront Newbie

    I know what internal temp to look for, just wondering the ideal temp to smoke about 12 pound turkey at.

    Thank you, Aaron
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    There are two lines of thought on smoking poultry. Some say low and slow around 225 others will smoke them at 300-350. Personally I find I get more smoke flavor at 225 but a kind of rubbery skin at 325 or so I get some smoke flavor and a crispy skin.

    Some that smoke them at 225 will crisp them up on either a grill or in the oven and others take the skin off or eat it the way it is
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  4. caaront

    caaront Newbie


    have found that 225 is a good temp for me so far for many things.Thank you