# Your question: How long does it take to grill a 20 pound turkey?

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Arrange turkey breast side up, in center of cooking grate. Place lid on grill. Cook 11 to 13 minutes per pound or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh not touching bone registers 180 degrees and the juices run clear.

## How long should I cook a 20 pound turkey?

Cover the whole pan, tenting the bird, with heavy-duty foil so that it’s well sealed. Place in the oven and roast the turkey for about 10 minutes per pound. (So, for a 20-pound turkey, about 3 1/2 hours; for a 15-pound turkey, about 2 1/2 hours.)

## How long does it take to cook a 20lb turkey on a Weber grill?

Once cleaned, place turkey on pre-heated grill. Turkey is fully cooked when a meat thermometer registers 180 degrees F. in the thigh or 170 degrees F. in the breast; about 11-15 minutes per pound (unstuffed) or 20 minutes per pound (stuffed).

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## Is it better to cook a turkey at 325 or 350?

Roast the turkey uncovered at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F. Higher temperatures may cause the meat to dry out, but this is preferable to temperatures that are too low which may not allow the interior of the turkey to cook to a safe temperature.

## How long does it take to grill a turkey?

Place the roasting pan on the grill and turn the center burner to medium-low. Close the grill. Ideally, you want the temperature to be about 425 to 450 degrees F during cook time, so adjust accordinging with your grill. Grill the turkey for 2.5 to 3 hours, checking the bird every 30 minutes or so.

## How long do you cook a 20 lb Butterball turkey?

For an unstuffed bird, Butterball recommended the following cooking times:

1. 6-7 pounds: 2-2½ hours.
2. 7-10 pounds: 2½-3 hours.
3. 10-18 pounds: 3-3½ hours.
4. 18-22 pounds: 3½-4 hours.
5. 22-24 pounds: 4-4½ hours.
6. 24-30 pounds: 4½-5 hours.

## How long to cook a 20 lb turkey in a Reynolds bag?

For whole, unstuffed turkeys in oven cooking bags, cook at 350 °F for the following approximate times:

1. 8-12 lb turkey: 1 1/2 to 2 hours;
2. 12 to 16 lb turkey: 2 to 2 1/2 hours;
3. 16-20 lb turkey: 2 1/2 to 3 hours;
4. 20-24 lb turkey: 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

## How long does it take to grill a turkey on a Weber grill?

Brush the skin with the melted butter. Grill the turkey breast over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the skin is golden and the internal temperature reaches 160 to 165ºF in the thickest part of the breast (not touching the bone), about 1½ hours.

## What temperature do you grill a turkey at?

BURNED TURKEY

1. For me, the optimum cooking temperature for turkey on a grill is medium, about 325°F.
2. Using a raised cooking grid or using an indirect grilling set up will help gently cook your turkey all the way through.

## What temperature do I take my turkey off the grill?

The government recommends cooking turkey breast to 165°F (74°C). I prefer my turkey breast at 150°F (66°F), at which point it is far, far juicier (especially if you dry brine it!). But is it safe? “Food safety is a function of both temperature and time.”

## Do you cover a turkey while cooking?

To achieve that balance, the ideal is to let the bird spend time both covered and uncovered: We recommend covering your bird for most of the cooking time to prevent it from drying out, then removing the cover for the last 30 minutes or so to allow the skin to crisp.

## Do you put butter on turkey before cooking?

Placing butter under the skin won’t make the meat juicier, though it might help the skin brown faster. However, butter is about 17 percent water, and it will make your bird splotchy, says López-Alt. Instead, rub the skin with vegetable oil before you roast.

## Should you cook a turkey covered or uncovered?

A: The Butterball folks recommend cooking the turkey uncovered in a roasting pan. Two-thirds of the way through cooking, Butterball says foil can be placed over the breast area to prevent it from drying out.

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## How long does it take to cook a 22 pound turkey?

The simplest way to figure out turkey roasting times is to calculate 13 minutes per pound at 350°F for an unstuffed turkey (that’s about 3 hours for a 12- to 14-lb.

If your turkey weighs 21 to 22 pounds, roast it at:

• 425°F for 4 to 4¼ hours.
• 400°F for 4¼ to 4½ hours.
• 350°F for 4½ to 4¾ hours.
• 325°F for 4¾ to 5 hours.

## How many people will a 20 lb turkey feed?

For 14 people, buy a 20-pound turkey.

## Do you flip a turkey when grilling?

Start with your bird breast side down and then flip halfway through cooking to ensure the delicate white meat of your turkey gets cooked through but is shielded from the higher heat of the grill for the last half of cooking.

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