How long does it take to smoke a turkey in a Dyna Glo smoker?

As a rule of thumb at 230°F a whole turkey will take around 30 minutes per pound. You need to smoke the turkey until a meat thermometer reaches 165°F in the thickest park of the breast. This should be around 6 – 8 hours depending on the size of your turkey.

Can I use pellets in my Dyna Glo smoker?

The simple answer is yes. As long as the pellets were made for cooking or smoking, and are not treated with unnatural substances you can use them for smoking.

Do you need a water pan in an offset smoker?

To get the best use out of your water pan, you should ideally place it over the burning coals and under the meat being smoked. So, in your offset smoker, you should place the water pan between the firebox and the meat being smoked. This then creates the proper atmosphere between the heat and food.

What temperature do you pull a turkey off the smoker?

So to recap: The internal temperature of the turkey rises after being removed from the cooker, meaning that, depending on cooking temperature, the turkey should be removed when its internal temperature is 2 to 5 degrees below 165º Fahrenheit.

Should I use charcoal or wood in a smoker?

For best results, use both charcoal and wood while smoking your food, cooking over indirect heat with charcoal as the heating element and wood providing the flavor. You can easily turn your grill into a smoker. Start with a few pieces of wood at first, and add more as needed.

Can you use wood instead of charcoal in a smoker?

You can absolutely use both firewood and charcoal in your grill. When using both types of fuel, though, it’s recommended that you use wood smoking chunks rather than logs.

Do you soak wood pellets before smoking?

As a general rule, you should avoid soaking your pellets. Pellets are made with compressed sawdust, which means soaking them will cause the sawdust to expand and fall apart. Not only will soaking pellets ruin your smoke, but they could also damage your pellet smoker.

Can you use wood pellets in a offset smoker?

Hardwood grilling pellets can be used in any type of pellet grill. Pellet grills are also sometimes called an offset smoker or pellet smoker.