Question about Char-Broil Electric H2O Smoker

1 Answer

Cook Times Just trying to smoke a turkey and ham in my H20 electric Smoker and need cook times....please help

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers
Re: Cook Times

For the turkey, should be between 20 - 25 minutes per pound. About 20 minutes per pound for the ham, if memory serves. This is after your smoker comes up to temp and you start to see smoke from your smoke chips/chunks.

At about 20 minutes per pound, take the temp of the ham and turkey with a good instant read meat thermometer.

Also, I generally don't use water in the water pan for hams and turkeys, but that is a personal preference. If you put water in your pan, it'll probably take a few more minutes per pound.


Posted on Nov 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What gas heat setting should I use to smoke a 13 pound turkey

There are many factors that will dictate how your final product will turn out and how long it will take to cook. I personally smoke my turkeys at about 325°. A 13 pound bird will take 1.5 - 2 hours to finish at this temperature the way I prepare them. Make sure you use a thermometer to check the doneness of the meat.

I do not have your exact smoker model but I do have a Dyna-Glo dual burner propane smoker as well as a Traeger electric. The temperatures and times I get are consistent with both of these models.

Hope this helps.

Dec 04, 2015 | Masterbuilt 20050106 Propane Smoker

1 Answer

How long to cook a turkey The instruction book

depends on the weight 10 to 14 pound maximum, is the time limitations usually involved. It takes between 6 and 8 hours to smoke a 12 pound turkey and the bigger they get, the longer they take.

Feb 26, 2011 | Masterbuilt 20070106 Electric Smoker

1 Answer

How do I use this grill? Charcoal in the larger cavity and wood in the firebox???

I assume you have the model with the side firebox? If so, when smoking you have your charcoal and wood in the firebox and the meat to be cooked in the large cook chamber. This is indirect heat cooking. Your cooker is dual purpose. You can load the large chamber grates with charcoal and cook as would with a charcoal or gas grill (direct heat cooking), or you can cook low and slow using the smoker portion. The heat comes in from the firebox and into the cook area. Ideally the temp in the cook chamber should be around 225 while smoking meats in this manner.

Google "smoker forums" and you will find a group of guys will to help you learn to cook with a smoker and share cooking secrets.

I hope this helps.

Jun 21, 2010 | Char-Griller Wrangler Charcoal

2 Answers

I need a manual for a Char-Broil H20 Smoker. Is

Go to this link and you should see a download for your smoker on the right hand side of the screen.

Hope this helps.

Jun 21, 2010 | Char-Broil Deluxe Charcoal H2O Smoker

1 Answer


You can find your manual here.

It should explain the process. I use a smoker a lot so my tips are, keep the temps as close to 225 as possible, reload your charcoal as soon as the temps start falling, don't peak, and patience will make for really good cooks.

I hope this helps.

Jun 04, 2010 | Char-Broil Deluxe Charcoal H2O Smoker

1 Answer

Cooking Time

Google "Smokering" and you will find a lot of forums dedicated to smoking food. It is an art in itself but many of these forums are helpful in learning.

The answer to your question is basically put as many racks of ribs that fit without touching and as long as the temperature is maintained they will all cook at the same time. I typically smoke my ribs at 225 for 4-5 hours.

May 24, 2010 | Masterbuilt 20050106 Propane Smoker

1 Answer

How long do you cook a turkey and ham?

It is best to use a digital thermometer in the breast of the turkey and bring it to 175. Time depends on size but I find all poultry cooks faster than beef or pork.

I would not recommend smoking a ham unless it is an uncooked ham. Google "smoking a ham".

I hope this helps.

Apr 02, 2010 | Char-Broil Charcoal Water Smoker 4654301

1 Answer

My Brinkmann Electric Smoke and Grill (Double) is cooking

I hope your turkey turned out OK. I read all of the smoking and grilling forums and it seemed to be a very common occurrence yesterday that turkeys cooked in far less time that the grill masters thought they would. Could be that most birds are pre-brined and the additional moisture causes the birds to cook faster. Could be that they are leaner than in the past and the fat renders sooner, causing internal temp to rise faster.

I would let it cook and just check the internal meat temperature at regular intervals starting about 15 minutes per pound.

At what temperature was your smoker running during your cook?


Nov 27, 2008 | Brinkmann Smoke' n Grill Electric Double...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Char-Broil Electric H2O Smoker Logo

707 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Char-Broil Grills & Smokers Experts


Level 3 Expert

1751 Answers


Level 3 Expert

494 Answers

Dean Gruber

Level 2 Expert

109 Answers

Are you a Char-Broil Grill and Smoker Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides