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Christmas turkey

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Wanted your opinions on smoking a turkey with plum wood. Also what would you use for a brine recipe and what kind of home made rub? Thanks guys, and gals.
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wr, morning....  Here is a search of "brine turkey"... lots of recipes to cruise through....  for a rub, compound garlic butter under and on the skin...  that is what we use....   Dave

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There are a couple articles posted just prior to Thanksgiving for smoking and brining a turkey to smoke. Check there!

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I think turkey roast will be a great option.
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Here is a Brine and Rub that is a Favorite with members of my Family. Measure the Temp in the thickest part of the Breast and Thigh, 165* and 175*F respectively. If your smoker will get hot enough, smoke at 300-325*F to get one step Smoking and Crispy Skin. If you can't go that high, smoke at 225-250*F, when the IT is 145*F in the Breast, put the Bird in a 425*F Oven to finish cooking to 165* and Crisp the Skin. You can figure 20 minutes a pound at 300-325*F and 30 minutes a pound at 225-250*F. Don't forget a drip pan so you can make gravy...JJ



Families Favorite Brine


1/2C Kosher Salt

2T Paprika

2T Gran. Garlic

2T Gran. Onion

2T Dry Thyme

2T Black Pepper

1C Vinegar (Any)

1-11/2Gal Cold Water to cover Chix


1/2C Brown Sugar, Optional

1T Red Pepper Flake Optional


Mix well and Soak the Bird over night or up to 24 Hours.

Remove the Chix, rinse if desired and pat dry with paper towels.

Place in an open container in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours for the Skin to dry.

This will give a crispier skin when Smokng or Roasting...


Bubba Chix Rub


1/2C Raw Sugar

2T Paprika (I use Smoked if I'm just Grilling)

1T Cayenne

1T Gran. Garlic

1T Gran. Onion

1tsp Black Pepper

1tsp Wht Pepper

1tsp Allspice

1tsp Bell's Poultry Seasoning or Thyme


Mix well. You can put directly on the skin or mix with Butter, Oil or Bacon Grease and rub on and under the Skin.

Reduce Cayenne to 1teaspoon if less heat is desired.


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