How long does it take to smoke a turkey in an electric smoker?

Preheat electric smoker to 225°F (107°C). Apply a thin layer or cooking oil to cooking grate, and add a handful of wood chunks to smoker box. Cook for 40 minutes per pound of turkey, about 8-10 hours. Aim for internal temperature of 165°F.

Should I wrap my turkey in foil while smoking?

If the wings are getting too dark, cover them with aluminum foil. He wraps the turkey in heavy duty aluminum foil and finishes the cooking in the smoker until the turkey’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Once the turkey is cooked through, allow it to rest for five to 10 minutes before carving.

How do I smoke a turkey breast in my Masterbuilt electric smoker?

Should Turkey be room temperature before smoking?

If you have room in the fridge for the baking sheet and turkey, great, otherwise you can leave it out at room temperature. While the turkey dries, prepare your smoking woods. In two small aluminum pans, place one handful of wood chips and a few wood chunks. Fill the pan that has the chips with about 1/2″ of water.

How do you keep a turkey moist when smoking?

Dry brine is just that, salt and other spices on the turkey for up to 24 hours. A wet brine is a water, salt, and sugar solution with your own flavor mix that you submerge the bird in for 24 hours. Over brining can cause the cells to break down, so don’t brine for too long. A wet brine adds amazing flavor and moisture.

What is the best temperature to smoke a turkey?

What’s The Best Smoker Temperature for Making The Perfect Smoked Turkey? Turkey can be smoked at a smoker temperature as low as 225 degrees, but it’s much quicker if smoked at 275-300 degrees, or even higher.

How long do you smoke a turkey at 225 degrees?

Directions
  1. Preheat smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C). Advertisement.
  2. Rinse turkey under cold water, and pat dry.
  3. Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C) for 10 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when measured in the thickest part of the thigh.

Can you over smoke a turkey?

The reason I recommend avoiding smoking turkeys over 15 pounds is that it can take too long to cook. Your bird will be sitting in the food safety danger zone between 40-140 degrees F for far too long and you can really risk the bacteria overgrowing and spoiling your turkey before it is finished.

Does a turkey stall when smoking?

The long stall generally begins around 160°F. That is when the tough collagen begins to break down into gelatin. When I fully smoke/cook a turkey in the Bradley I stay around 225°F or below, and the stall that occurs around 140°F is only 30 minutes; one hour maximum.

Is it necessary to brine a turkey before smoking?

Don’t let the flavor fall flat by skipping on a vital step of preparing your turkey: brining. Use a brine before smoking to help keep meat moist while cooking and to add flavor.