View Full Version : Little Thanksgiving help???

11-19-2010, 10:37 PM
Im doin my first turkey on my drum smoker.What I was wondering is it is also the 1st time im using wood that is not chips and I got right out of my back yard.The hickory looks like it has a little bit of mold on the bark,does this matter??

And also do I cook the turkey in a pan or put it directly on the grill??

Goin Que Que
11-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Can you remove the bark?
Also be careful not to over smoke it hickory may be too strong of a smoke.
others may chime in but just my $0.02


11-19-2010, 11:16 PM
Take the bark off and I agree hickory may be to strong, just use 1 small piece if you do. Apple would be a better choice for poultry.
You can cook in a pan or on the rack with a pan underneath.

11-19-2010, 11:25 PM
Yeah I heard that hickory may be too strong.I was going to use 1 piece of hickory and cherry wood chips.But I may just use the cherry wood instead.Im pretty sure I can debark it though.

Thanks,for the help,Much appreciated

Midnight Smoke
11-19-2010, 11:25 PM
I cook mine at 325-350, bird on rack with a drip pan below. Be careful, any wood you use if to much will make a very smokey bird, you will be burping the smoke taste. A little smoke goes a long way with Poultry.

Goin Que Que
11-19-2010, 11:37 PM
You will probably get enough flavor from just using lump charcoal. Even without wood you will be able to tell the deferents than an oven bird and it will have a smoky flavor without being too overwhelming