What's your choice of wood for a Turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by richoso1, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  2. mrwizardgi

    mrwizardgi Meat Mopper

    I enjoy apple with my birds. Something about poultry and fruit that mesh well. Good smoke to you!

  3. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    my choice would be...

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

    in that order. Or a combination of the first three.
  4. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I just smoked some turkey legs with a mix of pecan and hickory-good flavor.
  5. I like apple the best, then cherry
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    what he said........but i use a combo of both
  7. binindy

    binindy Newbie

    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

  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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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