How Long To Smoke A 8 Lb. Turkey Breast?

You will need to smoke a 8-9 pound turkey breast for approximately 4 hours with the first 2 hours at 215 degrees and the last hour at 350 degrees (or approximately 35 minutes per pound). Of course, ultimately let the internal temp at the thickest part of the thigh (not touching the bone) be your guide.

Turkey:1 12- to 15-pound turkey, neck and giblets removed8 cups chicken broth3 medium white onions, diced4 cloves garlic, crushed1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

  • Step 1

    Place the turkey in a large roasting bag, and add the chicken broth, onions, garlic, and brown sugar. Tie the bag to seal it and place it in a large roasting pan. Allow the turkey to marinate this way in the refrigerator overnight.

    Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the turkey rub; you should have about 2 cups. You can store this rub in an airtight container indefinitely.

    Step 3

    When you are ready to cook the turkey, preheat a smoker to 250˚F.

    Step 4

    Remove the turkey from the bag, and discard the marinade. Apply the rub all over the bird. Put the turkey on a rack in a large, deep aluminum pan, place the pan in the smoker, and cook for 5 hours or until the breast meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

    Step 5

    Remove the pan from the smoker. Allow the turkey to rest, loosely covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Then carve the turkey, and serve immediately. Editor’s note: This recipe was originally published in ‘Smokin with Myron Mixon’ and first appeared on Epicurious in December 2011. Head this way for our best stuffing recipes →

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    How long does it take to smoke an 8lb turkey breast?

    But to give you a quick response, plan on smoking a turkey breast for approximately half an hour per pound at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Thank you for all the advice, what is this?

    How long does it take to smoke an 8 pound turkey breast at 225 degrees?

    Keep the temperature in the smoker between 225° and 250° while smoking the turkey for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or until the thickest part registers 165° on a meat thermometer. Before slicing the turkey, remove it from the pan, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

    How long does it take to smoke a turkey breast at 225?

    A good rule of thumb is to smoke a bone-in turkey breast at 225°F for about 35 minutes per pound. As a result, a 7-pound turkey breast requires approximately 4 hours in the smoker.

    How long does a 8 lb turkey breast take to cook?

    How long does a turkey breast take to cook? An 8-pound turkey breast should roast for approximately 2 hours. 5 to 3 hours in a 400 degree F. oven. Cover the baking dish with foil for the first two hours of baking, then take the foil off for the final 30 to 60 minutes.

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