how long should a 18lb turkey cook for & should I put the bird breast side down to start with?
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Here's an info site all about turkey roasting! http://www.fsis.usda.gov... At 325 degrees F (170 degrees C, gas mark 3) your turkey should cook in about 4 1/4 hours, a little longer if it's stuffed. Breast side down is not necessary. Good luck!
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