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Bourbon Brined, Maple Smoked Turkey

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Post Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Posts: 3
Location: San Antonio TX
I got everything together to do Steven's bourbon brined maple smoked turkey except I can't find any maple wood chunks or chips Is there a substitute wood that I might use that would suffice in a bind? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Post Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:44 am
tbk420 well done
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Posts: 724
Location: Western Pa.
Any fruit wood should do - apple is pretty common in most parts. Cherry will give you a nice reddish hue.

I'd avoid hickory, oak, mesquite, or other stronger woods - poultry really soaks up the smoke flavor.

Enjoy! :D

Post Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:10 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Location: Stoughton, WI
Welcome back, Tracy!

I agree with Tbk420's advice - when the recommended wood isn't available IMO it's better to go with a lighter alternative instead of heavier. However, if you can't get enough fruitwood for the entire cook you can mix it with oak (I see you're in San Antonio) or hickory to lighten the smoke. Good luck, and please let us know how it turned out!

Post Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:08 pm

Posts: 3
Location: San Antonio TX
Thanks, and Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Tracy

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