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Old 10-01-2007, 03:34 AM   #1
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Thumbs up ISO good turkey rub

hey i am gonna smoke a turkey this year for thanksgiving do you have any rub recipes you are willing to share for turkey?

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Old 10-01-2007, 04:23 AM   #2
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Salt and Pepper and oil is all I use. I stuff the turkey with an onion, a garlic bulb cut in half, and lemon, as well as salt and pepper.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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Ditto - I don't use a rub on a smoked turkey. I want it to taste like a smoked turkey - not a BBQ chicken.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:23 PM   #4
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I recommend a good Sweedish Massuese. Oh, not that kind of rub for that kind of turkey. (Heh heh. Ain't I a stinker)

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Old 10-01-2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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I smoke my turkey for Thanksgiving now too but I brine it - no rub required!

It's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only liquid I use is apple juice then I use brown sugar, kosher salt, lots of garlic cloves, sliced limes, sliced lemons, (squeeze juice out and throw fruit in too) sliced oranges, lots of sprigs of fresh rosemary, sage leaves, and thyme, black peppercorns..........and I think that's about it.

Brine at least 18 or so hours (my turkey is usually 22 - 24 lbs.), rinse off, pat dry, rub down with olive oil and put that baby in the smoker. It took I think about 20 hours last year and was worth every minute! Keep apple juice in the water pan too.

HOWEVER, if a rub is all you want I use:

brown sugar
kosher salt
granulated garlic
coriander seeds
granulated onion
chili powder
smoked paprika
black pepper
dry mustard

Personally, I would use a rub on my Thanksgiving turkey. Save the rub for your beer butt chicken or turkey during the year.

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