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Unread 11-09-2009, 06:23 PM   #1
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Well I got volunteered to smoke a turkey after I took some pulled pork and pulled chicken to work a couple of weeks ago. The only problem is I have never done a turkey before. I am very confident with my chicken (its kinda my go to meat), and am thinking the turkey should be very simular. I figure to get 2-3 smaller turkey instead of 1 big one. If any one has a good turkey rub recipes please let me know. My normal chicken rub is just 3 parts lawrys seasoning, 3 parts brown sugar, 1 part onion powder, 1 part garlic powder, 1 part black pepper, 1 part paprkia, and 1 part chili powder. Thats what I plan on going with but am open to suggestions. Also at what temp should I pull it from the smoker. Thanks in advance for bailing me out. AGAIN. The Brethren Rock

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Unread 11-09-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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Here is how I do mine on the UDS. There are brine and rub recipes linked in the turkey recipe.

I hope this helps,
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If there's any way to rig a drip pan under the bird, do so, and then make gravy out of the drippings. Smoky gravy- amazing stuff! I've been doing turkeys using the same method as PatioDaddio for many years on a Weber kettle, with consistently excellent results. Seriously- catch those drippings and make gravy out of them! My wife stirs flour into water, then adds that to the drippings and cooks it down into gravy.
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Unread 11-10-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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I like to spatchcock mine for the drum...then put sliced smoked sausage under the skin for extra moisture and flavor.

I bet the rub you use is tasty!
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