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Bird Smoking - Pilgrims and Injuns

I'm going to egg a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I am looking for wood chunk suggestions from those who have done this before.

Thanks,

Chris
Killen, AL (The Shoals)
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  • tyenic1tyenic1 Posts: 149
    Not sure using the term "Injuns" is appropriate! I understand you were joking, but might offend some.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    Fruit woods like apple or cherry work.  Don't use much.  Turkey can get overpowered quick. 

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,279
    I've enjoyed pecan...
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  • You can't beat the color that cherry gives the skin -- just err on the side of less rather than more. People are usually not expecting true 'smoked' turkey for their holiday meal. Just get enough on to notice it (1 chunk, maybe 2) but not to overwhelm. I e never used pecan but I hear its a great wood for poultry as well. Cherry just gives it a very rich color that people drool for.
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  • tyenic1 said:
    Not sure using the term "Injuns" is appropriate! I understand you were joking, but might offend some.
    Are skins around here that thin?  A little less on the drama please.  I'm polish and I don't give a rip if a wave of pollock jokes roll through.  I'll start it off, "Why did the pollock oil his brakes?  Because they were squeeking!"  Ouch.  That was hurtful.  Spare me! 

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    edited November 2012

    Cherry.

    @Fred19Flintstone - down here in Texas,we don't tell Polish jokes. We tell the same jokes, we just replace pollocks with Aggies.

    :))

    Richardson, Texas

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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026
    Did peach this weekend came out good
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  • tyenic1 said:
    Not sure using the term "Injuns" is appropriate! I understand you were joking, but might offend some.
    Are skins around here that thin?  A little less on the drama please.  I'm polish and I don't give a rip if a wave of pollock jokes roll through.  I'll start it off, "Why did the pollock oil his brakes?  Because they were squeeking!"  Ouch.  That was hurtful.  Spare me! 
    Oh boy here we go...Polack. Pollock is a fish :) and yes I squeak. I'm 1/2 Dutch
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    fan of pecan with a hint of cherry.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    tyenic1 said:
    Not sure using the term "Injuns" is appropriate! I understand you were joking, but might offend some.
    not sure that there is a term that would make all the tribes happy, or would that be groups of first peoples, no thats in english.... hmmmm
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    I was highly offended. As a person who has been made fun of all his life...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • I remember when this was a much more friendlier place. I'm outa here

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    I'm joking. I'm polish. Very thick skinned...how did the Germans defeat Poland? They marched in backwards and we thought they were leaving.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • That's funny :)
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    The Polish giraffe walked into a bar and said...the high balls are on me.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    Pollack walks into the bar carrying a large piece of asphalt and said... Give me one, and one for the road.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • LMAO....Funny

    Kind Regards...Papa C
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    Skelton walks into a bar and the bartender refuses to serve him...he can't hold his liquor.

    Bartender throws a ribeye onto the ceiling and it sticks. He tells the patron...if you can hit the steak with a dart you can have it. The customers says, ...no thanks, the steaks are too high.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • tyenic1 said:
    Not sure using the term "Injuns" is appropriate! I understand you were joking, but might offend some.
    Are skins around here that thin?  A little less on the drama please.  I'm polish and I don't give a rip if a wave of pollock jokes roll through.  I'll start it off, "Why did the pollock oil his brakes?  Because they were squeeking!"  Ouch.  That was hurtful.  Spare me! 
    Oh boy here we go...Polack. Pollock is a fish :) and yes I squeak. I'm 1/2 Dutch
    Whatja expect from a polack?

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    tyenic1 said:
    Not sure using the term "Injuns" is appropriate! I understand you were joking, but might offend some.
    Are skins around here that thin?  A little less on the drama please.  I'm polish and I don't give a rip if a wave of pollock jokes roll through.  I'll start it off, "Why did the pollock oil his brakes?  Because they were squeeking!"  Ouch.  That was hurtful.  Spare me! 
    Oh boy here we go...Polack. Pollock is a fish :) and yes I squeak. I'm 1/2 Dutch
    Whatja expect from a polack?
    Reminds me of an old joke:

      A pollock walks into a bar and the bartender says: "What do you want?" The pollock croaks "water."
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  • tyenic1tyenic1 Posts: 149

    Probably should have left well enough alone and not said anything. I guess being an Indian born on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota I felt a little taken a back by the Injun comment. I am a pretty lighthearted person and don't mind joking around about my heritage, but thought the slur might have been over the top. Didn't mean to ruffle feathers and apologize for not just leaving this alone. Hope you all can forgive me and we can carry on about egging.

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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,519
    edited November 2012
    tyenic1 said:

    Probably should have left well enough alone and not said anything. I guess being an Indian born on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota I felt a little taken a back by the Injun comment. I am a pretty lighthearted person and don't mind joking around about my heritage, but thought the slur might have been over the top. Didn't mean to ruffle feathers and apologize for not just leaving this alone. Hope you all can forgive me and we can carry on about egging.

    I'm sorry if I put you off a bit.  IMO, things have sunk into a politically correct swamp where a lot of people are looking for reasons to be offended, a lot of people are walking on eggshells for fear of offending anybody and still other people are busy warning the eggshell walkers that they might have broken a shell (offended somebody).

    My take was that the OP was trying to be humorous.  Perhaps it's easy for me because he didn't say "polock".  I wouldn't care if he did.  "Stupid polock", would have been fightin' words though! 

    My apologies to the OP for the hyjack.  FWIW, I like apple and cherry.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    edited November 2012
    My comment removed.  Seemed a little harsh.  Sarcasm is hard to express on the interwebs.

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    Blind man walks into a bar...he didn't see it.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    Dyslexic walks into a bra....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Apple...did anyone say apple yet?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    I just got a death threat from the International Association of Koala Relations.  They weren't happy about my disparaging tale between a Koala and a hooker.  And they said Koalas aren't "bears".   Yeah, right.  Whatever.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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