For a turkey weighing more than 15 pounds, your starting temperature should be 250 degrees F instead of 225.
In the range of 225 to 250 degrees F, the rule of thumb is 30 minutes per pound. After the initial 4-5 hours, you won't get any extra smoke flavor, this is when your bird simply is finishing cooking
Additional cook times per pound, by temperature:
- At 235 F/115 C, your turkey will take 30 to 35 minutes per pound.
- At 250 F/120 C, your turkey will take 25 to 30 minutes per pound.
- At 275 F/135 C, your turkey will take 20 to 25 minutes per pound
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