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Topic Title: 18.5 lb Turkey- time?
Created on November 25, 2008 at 09:14 PM

Marie

Need help before thanksgiving/ How long will it take an 18.5 lb. stuffed turkey to reach 175 degrees?

Stafford

Marie,
On this web-site, under recipes > poultry >holiday turkey or ham, it says 12-15 minutes per pound to get to the recommended 175-180 internal temperature.

Marie

I think that is for a 10-15 lb turkey not stuffed. Somewhere I read it takes 20 min. per pound for stuffed turkey. In my case that would be over 6 hours. Seems unreasonable.

Stafford

Marie,

About.com >turkey recipes.

16-20 lb stuffed, 5 1/2 - 6 hrs @ 325 degrees

16-20 lb unstuffed, 5 - 5 1/2 hrs @ 325 degrees

Check your grill temp after preheat & adjust accordingly.


Matthew

Marie, I have always found it takes less time than suggested to cook whole turkeys, Use the digital thermometer and you can't go wrong, but I figure 10 minutes per lb.

the demonstrator

Marie As someone who has grilled over 200 turkeys, a 18.5lb bird will take about 3 hrs 45 minutes in cool temp,if stuffed add 20 minutes more.If you have a temp probe cook to 175