Discussion in 'Poultry' started by beretta92_fs2003, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. I am going to be smoking a 12lbs. turkey in the next couple of days and was thinking about using adler wood. I have never used it before so I have know idea what the flavor is going to be like.Is this a good wood for turkey?
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I used alder wood for my pastrami and it was perfect. Alder is a gentle flavored wood that will go perfectly with poultry, especially a turkey which will be under smoke a lot longer than a chicken. You will be enjoying a fine turkey, bud!
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing wrong with using alder for a turkey.
    I love the flavor of apple and the look of cherry on poultry but I'm sure alder will make for one tasty bird.
    Good luck.
  4. rcaf36

    rcaf36 Newbie

    Another Newbie here with questions about smoking a turkey: Preparation (Rub etc.,) Wood chips to use (I am using a charcoal grill and controling the temp with a pan of water over the hot side,) What should the internal temperature be when fully cooked, how long for a 12-15# bird and any other tips youmight have.

    Will thank you in advance because I know I'll get good stuff from you.  
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is just my personal way of doing a turkey, But maybe I can get you started in the right direction; For a rub I like the basic rub with dried Italian seasoning( thyme, oregano, etc) For the wood I like Hickory or pecan, These can be over powering on a long smoke so you don't need to use too much. For the internal I go for a 170* and then tent for about an hour (if you can wait) For the time it's unknown, I usually go by temp not time. Get the temp up around 250*-275* and let it smoke ;-)  I hope I have helped in some (small) way. Good Luck and lets see the Q-view   [​IMG]
  6. rcaf36

    rcaf36 Newbie

    Thanks,  Raptor 700. Your advice sounds as the road to a great smoke. Have to wait a little, though,  my child bride just came in from the market with a couple of T bones and two beautiful racks of ribs. She was so impressed with the ribs I smoked for her birthday last week that she bought more... .Good on me!

    I'll keep you all up to speed re smoking activities here in the frozen North.

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