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"Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« on: October 17, 2009, 01:39:22 PM »
Have a 12lb. turkey ready for brine..undecided as to what to smoke it with..I have hickory, apple,cherry, mesquite, pucks for the smoke..any favorites?? (I already know who is voting for mesquite) ;D Any favorite brine recipes are welcome also!!! Thanks in advance.
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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 02:07:29 PM »
I think I would go with hickory.

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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 02:43:19 PM »
Pens,
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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 03:09:42 PM »
I like cherry for turkey

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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 03:38:13 PM »
Hickory. Please forgive me WTS

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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009, 04:39:35 PM »
I would go with a mix of apple and hickory. If you have a favorite, go with that one by all means. Good luck with it.
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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 05:33:24 PM »
If you have a fav wood use it and then you will be happy.

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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 09:00:23 PM »
Old habits die hard and I always seem to go with the rule of thumb that says the lighter the meat the lighter the wood, which would be apple but mixing in hickory could give a nice smoke edge.


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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009, 09:32:06 PM »
WCK, I see what you are saying but since this is a brined bird I think a stronger smoke would go well. I used maple on the spatchcocked breast I just did, mainly cause I'm about out of hickory, and it was fantastic. I think I'll use hickory next time. I do use a ton of apple on most of my cheeses and my ABT's. Overall, if I'm not sure what to use, I go with apple.

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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2009, 04:32:59 AM »
Going with a combo,Hickory and apple..Will let you know how it turns out.Thanks ;D
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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2009, 07:53:44 AM »
Typically with turkey I have gone with mesquite ;D

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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2009, 08:04:36 AM »
Apple or Alder for me when I do poultry.

Did you get your turkey done yet, if so how did it turn out?

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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2009, 09:28:14 AM »
Sorry.  It looks like I'm a little late here.  I did my last turkey with apple and pecan, 50/50.  I noticed pecan wasn't in your list BB.  In that case, I probably would have gone with 2:1 apple and hickory, or even 3:1.  In any case, let us know what happened.
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Re: "Best" smoke flavor for whole turkey
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2009, 09:32:48 AM »
I've don Hickory, Cherry and Apple.

All were great.
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