First Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by nekko, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. nekko

    nekko Newbie

    Hey guys I am smoking my first turkey this Saturday. I think I am going to use Jeff Phillips buttermilk smoked turkey recipe.

    I was thinking of using some pecan chips. Also I have apple and hickory. I was curious as to what I should use. I was thinking of using apple and pecan (more pecan than apple).

    Or just using pecan by itself. Whats your thoughts?
  2. cant go wrong with apple and pecan on poultry....I usually use a mix of oak and apple...
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hickory might be a bit heavy unless you are used to using it. Apple and pecan are both lighter smokes. I like pecan but thats just personal perfrence.

    IF its your first, I suggest to try to go light on the smoke no matter which wood you use. Seriously, more meat is ruined from too much smoke than not enough. Bet ya never heard anyone say, I can't eat this, it doesn't have enough smoke.

    Good luck with your cooking, and remember.......enjoy the smoke
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I've said it!!!
    But really apple or pecan or a mix will be Great!!! Let us know how it turns out!
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Love the Pecan smokes.  Picky Husband likes that better than hickory.

    Apple is a nice mild one to use too.  Pecan to me adds a touch more smokiness.

  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd go for a mix of apple and pecan. Cherry and pecan are really good mixed together too!

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