I am smoking my first turkey tomorrow. I've read a bunch of posts here on the subject. It is a 12 1/2 pound bird. I am going to cook it in my 22 1/2" WSM at 325-350F. My understanding is it will take about 3 hours to cook.
Is this correct?
Thanks in advance.
10-18-2013 05:18 PM
I did one a couple of weeks ago, same weight and at 325 degrees. I finished at right under three hours
10-18-2013 05:19 PM
3-4 hrs I like to rest mine tented for 40 min before disassembley.
10-18-2013 06:33 PM
Sounds about right for timing and agree with Bludaw about giving it a good rest. The big thing I have found with most whole turkeys as far as time goes is how thawed they are.
10-18-2013 06:46 PM
Pretty Close at those temps. 165-170*F in deep breast.
10-19-2013 02:01 PM
OK it's on. My WSM is sitting around 350F grate temp. Wish me luck!
10-19-2013 02:12 PM
I have a Jar of Dukes, some rye bread, bib lettuce,tomato & smoked Gouda on stand-by.:biggrin1: