# I can't find anything in the instructions on the length of time it would take to cook a turkey. Only the temp. of he meat

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• recooney May 11, 2010

The cooking time is 6-8 hours for a 14 pound turkey. Mine is 24 lbs and will be done in less than that

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This may be too late, but you can generally figure on about 20 minutes per pound at a grill temperature of around 300 degrees. This is where a good instant read meat thermometer is your best friend. Take the temp in the deepest part of the breast and in the deepest part of the thigh starting at about the 15 minutes per pound mark and then about every 15 minutes after that.

The reason you see so many comments on the temp of the bird rather than the cooking time is that some folks cook their birds at 200 - 225 degrees, and others at 275 - 300 degrees or even up to 325.

I cooked a 5.5 lb turkey breast yesterday and it was ready in about 90 minutes at about 300 degrees.

Good luck and good grilling!

Pat

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