View Full Version : Brined 12lb-er on the UDS...timing is everything?

11-22-2012, 09:21 AM

Will be smoking a brined 12lb bird on the UDS this year. Brine is a combo of SmokinOkie's and PatioDaddio's. Will smoke with a couple of chunks of cherry at 350-375F. As always, the Brethren have provided stellar advice/info!!

Can't figure out how long i should smoke it for. I was budgeting for 3-4 hours, but reading various threads, that may be too long. Planning to eat at 8pm tonight, so I don't want to have to figure out how to keep the bird warm if it gets done too early, and risk losing the crispy skin.

I know brined birds cook faster from the one time i tried it several years ago. Does the 13min/lb estimation for cooking time still hold?

TIA! and Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!!

Bbq Bubba
11-22-2012, 09:26 AM
at that temp start checking at the 2ish hr mark.

11-22-2012, 10:21 AM
I running at 275 and planning on 2.5 for my 11.5 pound bird.

11-22-2012, 10:31 AM
Yep a brined 12 lb bird @ 375 should be checked on at the 2 hour mark and should be done between 2~ 2.25 hours

11-22-2012, 12:55 PM
I will be doing the same thing today!