Frequent question: How long does it take to cook a turkey on a green egg?

How long does it take to cook a 20lb turkey on the Big Green Egg?

Fill the pan with chicken broth, wine, or water. Cook for 12 minutes per pound until the turkey has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F/74°C throughout the product.

How long does it take to smoke a turkey on a green egg?

Place the turkey on the smoker and close the lid. It’s going to take about 3-4 hours to hit the target temperatures of 165 in the breast and 175 in the thighs. Every 45 min to 1 hour spray the skin with cooking spray for moisture. This is also the biggest aid in keeping the skin a nice golden color.

How many minutes does it take to cook a turkey 14 lbs in a green egg or a Kamado?

Place in the smoker and cook over indirect heat for about 12 minutes per pound. About 2 hours 45 minutes for a 14lb turkey, or until the internal temperature of the breasts reach 160° F and 175° F in the thickest part of the thighs. Rest the cooked turkey for 30 minutes before carving and serving.

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How long does it take to grill a 20 pound turkey?

Arrange turkey breast side up, in center of cooking grate. Place lid on grill. Cook 11 to 13 minutes per pound or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh not touching bone registers 180 degrees and the juices run clear.

Can you smoke a 20lb turkey?

At 225 degrees, a 20-pound turkey should cook at a rate of 30 to 40 minutes per pound. If you increase the temperature to 250, it will take 25 to 30 minutes per pound. It’s best to keep the smoker temperature above 225 when smoking a bird this large.

How big of a turkey can you cook on a large green egg?

Size it up

An 11-12b turkey will serve around 11 guests and fit on a medium Big Green Egg. But a 18-20lb one would fit on a large Big Green Egg and serve 20-22 people (or 10 people with loads of leftovers).

How long does it take to smoke a turkey at 275 degrees?

Smoke at 275-300°F for 3.5 to 4 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165°F when measured in the thickest part of the breast, refilling water pan when necessary. Baste the bird every hour with juices from the drip pan. Allow bird to rest for about 15 minutes to allow juices to re-distribute before carving.

How long does it take to smoke a 15 pound turkey?

At 225 degrees F, you can plan on approximately 30 minutes per pound for your turkey to smoke. For example, this 15 pound turkey will take 7 and 1/2 hours at 225 degrees F. I always plan an extra 30 minutes, just in case. Use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature of the turkey in the breast and thigh.

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Do I smoke a turkey breast up or down?

If using a smoker, prepare it for cooking at 225° to 240°F and have enough smoking wood ready to last 3 to 4 hours or so. Place the turkey, breast side down, directly on the smoker grate. Smoke for 1 hour, maintaining the proper temperature in the smoker.

What temperature should turkey be cooked to?

You’ll need a meat thermometer to make sure you cook your turkey to the right temperature. Insert it close to, but not touching, the thigh bone. If it reads 180 degrees F in the thigh and 170 degrees F in the breast, it’s done and ready to serve.

What do you put in a turkey drip pan?

Load the turkey onto a Vertical Turkey Roaster or into a Roasting Rack, then place into a drip pan. Add the onion and celery to the drip pan. Fill the pan with chicken broth, wine or water. Place the drip pan with turkey on the cooking grid.

What temperature should a smoked turkey be?

Set the smoker to 225° F. Place the turkey on a cooking rack and cook for 8 to 12 hours or until the inner thigh temperature reaches 180° F. Check the temperature of your turkey after 3½ hours. Your turkey must pass through a critical range of 40° F to 140° F in 4 hours or less.

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