- Joined Sep 1, 2010
Well, its getting down to the wire for turkey day. Me and my wife have all our stuff standing by but I have a question about my bird. Its a 14lbs butterball bird with a 3% brine solution. The misses wants it rubbed with a McCormick herb rub and Im gonna smoke it. My question is, since its rubbed and brined in the standard issue brine, what wood would I want to smoke it with? I have hickory and apple, but I can get my hands on pecan if i need to. Those are the only woods I can choose from. Im thinking about smoking them the same way I do ribs, start with hickory and then end with some apple. Tips?