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What's your choice of wood for a Turkey

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm going to do my 1st test run on a big bird, and I'd like to know your thoughts on choice of wood to use. I have an assortment of chunks, so I don't think I'll have to go out and buy any more. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 8
I enjoy apple with my birds. Something about poultry and fruit that mesh well. Good smoke to you!

J-
post #3 of 8
my choice would be...

1) Apple
2) Cherry
3) Alder
4) Hickory

in that order. Or a combination of the first three.
post #4 of 8
I just smoked some turkey legs with a mix of pecan and hickory-good flavor.
post #5 of 8
I like apple the best, then cherry
post #6 of 8
what he said........but i use a combo of both
post #7 of 8
Put an quartered apple inside the turkey...just did it last weekend, it was great. Remember, go with a little higher temp than you would use for pork; keeps the skin from getting that rubber texture and you need to get past that "danger zone" temp more quickly.

Lots of good info on here to end up with a great bird

Enjoy!
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the apple idea. I usually smoke my birds at 450 for 1.5 hrs., then drop to 350 till it hits the internal temp that I'm striving for, no rubbery skin.
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