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DC-Q
11-25-2009, 01:50 PM
Doing an 18 lb turkey tomorrow. At 300 how long do you think it will take?

MilitantSquatter
11-25-2009, 01:53 PM
most likely somewhere between 5-6 hrs..

Midnight Smoke
11-25-2009, 02:19 PM
I would cook at 325º until the Thighs are at 180º and the Breast is at 160º. I cook mine unstuffed, stuffed will increase cooking time.

Divemaster
11-25-2009, 02:25 PM
At 300* I would figure around 18 to 20 minutes per pound (unstuffed)... Raise that heat up just 25* and you could knock down the time to 11 to 13 minutes a pound (unstuffed)...

Grillman
11-25-2009, 02:47 PM
I would cook at 325º until the Thighs are at 180º and the Breast is at 180º. I cook mine unstuffed, stuffed will increase cooking time.

He meant to say..."The Breast is at 160º".

Midnight Smoke
11-25-2009, 06:08 PM
He meant to say..."The Breast is at 160".

Thanks Grillman, been one of those days. Guess that is why I am not on the Butterball hot line! :wink:

jestridge
11-25-2009, 06:27 PM
I say 5 or 6 but if you take the backbone out will cut your time down a lot

smokincracker
11-25-2009, 08:02 PM
At 300* I would figure around 18 to 20 minutes per pound (unstuffed)... Raise that heat up just 25* and you could knock down the time to 11 to 13 minutes a pound (unstuffed)...


Those temps and times are right on.

HBMTN
11-25-2009, 11:17 PM
My guess is 5 hours, do we win a prize if we are right? :)

DC-Q
11-26-2009, 10:25 AM
Doing an 18 lb turkey tomorrow. At 300 how long do you think it will take?

Well, a little quicker than planned. Mostly around 295 on the 070 for2:45.
So in the cooler it goes temp should continue to rise. Don't know if I'll get any pics when it's carved but looks nice & juicey.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff72/bbq-brethren/turkey.jpg