Is Pecan Wood good for Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by waytoodeep03, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. waytoodeep03

    waytoodeep03 Fire Starter

    I smoked a chicken saturday with some apple at 350. Although it was good the smoke flavor wasnt as strong as i liked. Apple was pretty light on the chicken.

    Is Pecan stronger?
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All i have used last 20 years.This year i am gonna try 3/4 pecan chunks and 1/4 red oak......I would recommend pecan on poultry...Pecan is a bit stronger then apple and not as strong as hickory from my experiences...Fine medium wood....Gives my birds a golden brown color...
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Agree with ALX - pecan is a great wood to use on anything. Another great wood to use on poultry, is cherry wood.
  4. torkey

    torkey Newbie

    is it ok to mix a little cherry with the pecan? or better to just use the pecan? I have some cherry chips that i'd like to use with my pecan logs..good combo?
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    IMHO, yes. I combine cherry with about everything else I burn, pecan, hickory, and mesquite, mostly. Never had any complaints.
  6. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    Pecan is the BEST choice when it comes to turkey in my opinion. I used (mostly) pecan on last year's turkey smoke and I was very pleased with the result.

  7. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Absolutely!! Mixing woods is like , well, we won't go there on a family board, lol, by all means, experiment! Find what works well and then let us know!! :)
  8. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Never tried pecan on birds as for ribs [​IMG]. IMO It seems like it would go real well together.

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