I was thinking about trying a rub consisting of traditional Thanksgiving flavors, ideally sage or poultry seasoning with some other basic stuff like salt, pepper, garlic ect.
But I'm worried that if I don't use a more traditional "BBQ" based rub (paprika, chili powder, cumin), that maybe the smoke flavor won't pair well with the sage/poultry seasoning flavor.
I've smoked several turkeys, always using either a BBQ rub, or just salt and pepper. The turkey will be served at my in-laws, and several of them don't like the BBQ flavor on turkey. There will however be other turkey served there, so it's not like mine will be all that is offerred. Plain old roasted turkey will be served as well.
But I'm curious how a sage flavored bird will taste when smoked. Personally, I love sage in dressing and on roasted turkey.
Any experience with a Thanksgiving flavored rub?