Best wood chips for turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by coloradosmoker, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. If I use a apple brine & rub should I use apple wood chips

    on turkey or  use another type of wood chips I have a Mes--40

      Thanks---Ken
     
  2. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You can still whatever smoke flavor you like. Apple chips may tie it all together or use a stronger wood to accentuate. I recently smoked turkey with hickory smoke just because I like it. There is no wrong answer. Try it both ways and see what you like best.

    Mike
     
  3. I've used a mixture of 80% apple and 20% mesquite or hickory, just to add a slight bit of different smoke flavor.
     
  4. By the way how did your chicken come out last week----ken
     
  5. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    I mostly use apple wood on chicken and turkey because I always read that poultry takes on smoke easier than other meats, so I was afraid of over smoking birds. Apple and cherry are more mild.  I have used cherry, and I really like it for almost everything.  I do know that mesquite is a very strong wood and can ruin a meal if you use to much. I threw some in my gas grill long ago making hamburgers and it was too much for me, have not used it since.

    I may give hickory a try on poultry just to see what I'm missing.
     
  6. smoking-meat.com has a pretty good article on wood and their affect on different meats.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I almost always use mesquite on poultry, but we like the smoke flavor.
     
  8. wren

    wren Newbie

    Recently, I have been smoking poultry with (chardonnay) grape wood.  Highly recommended.
     
  9. how did your apple chicken come out last week--Ken
     
  10. anyone know of a good turkey rub recipe?
     
  11. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    I like cherry.
     

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