I'm about to smoke my first Turkey and I have been doing a lot of reading here on the forum and on the main site and I've got a question I'm sure one of you wizards can help with.
I'm going to brine the turkey with a simple water, salt, and sugar solution with just a little of some kind of juice added (haven't decided what yet). I'm probably going to use mesquite or pecan to smoke. After brining and rinsing, I'm going to apply some rub I have. This is where my question comes in.
Should I apply some butter to the turkey before I apply the rub or do I need both? Is only one of those enough, or not?