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Turkey Rub

Greetings all, my first forum post!  Does anyone have a good rub receipe for their thanksgiving smoked turkey? My plan was to keep it simple with a 1-1-1 brine and pecan wood chips.  Asking for some Dizzy Pig rubs for Christmas, but they won't be here in, time to go to the spice rack!
A Lonely Single Large Egg

North Shore of Massachusetts


  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    @Robo2015   Welcome to the forum, and good luck.

    I've only smoked one turkey, so others can give better input, but be sure to post your cook and let us know how it goes.

    I injected mine with herb butter and dusted with cornstarch and yardbird.  
  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,829
    my go to rub is Rub your Chicken, but have used Lawry season salt in a pinch. 
    Central Valley CA     One large egg One chocolate lab "Halle" two chiuahuas "Skittles and PeeWee"
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,403
    edited November 2015
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,807
    edited November 2015
    bell's seasoning mixed with duck fat, frozen, sliced, and slid under the skin on the beasts ;) theres bell seasoning clone recipes on the web if your outside newengland

    clone recipe,

    Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,458
    I am using this on my turkey this year and in the brine.
    XL, WSM, Coleman Road Trip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,218
    My favorite is just salt and pepper followed by herb butter on and under the skin. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,461
    edited November 2015
    ^^^^^ is the way I too prefer it, especially sage butter. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 19,620
    Another vote for @SmokeyPitt's approach. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • jabam said:
    my go to rub is Rub your Chicken, but have used Lawry season salt in a pinch. 
    I used this to do wings the other night and it's great!!!!!
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,103
    We do SPOG for the rub and an aromatic brine with onions, garlic, and fresh herbs.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, BlueStar 60" Range
  • Robo2015Robo2015 Posts: 267
    Thanks for all the tips everyone!  I'll post some pics when the big day comes
    A Lonely Single Large Egg

    North Shore of Massachusetts
  • I must cook my Turkey today for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I will need to refridgerate the bird overnight. This is a 19lb bird and my first. Anyone have some tips or "to do's" that will make it taste as good as if I served it today? I hate not serving right off the Egg, but it is a lunch Thanksgiving.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,113
    Spatchcocked Turkey and Chicken on the Big Green Egg
    (you cut out the backbone and cook opened)
    I like a 11/12 lb bird. If I need lots of turkey I just cook a couple ( 1 & 1/2  hr cook app)
    Chicken 3 to 4.5lb bird or birds. Under an hour cook. 
    Or, just add a package of legs extra. 
    I do not brine the turkey or Chicken. 
    If time I like to leave uncovered in the fridge overnight (no problem if no time) 
    I cook "direct" @ 400 on a raised grill "skin side up" and never turn over.
    I will use a coffee rub. Use what you like.
    I use about a single handfull of mixed chips: Cherry & Pecan. 
    Cook to temp (not time) breast @ 165 and thigh @ 175

    Coffee Rub (turkey, chicken, beef & pork)
    Equal part: Instant Expresso Ground coffee..
    Equal part: Brown Sugar..
    ½ part: Black Pepper..
    ½ part: Kosher Salt..
    ½ part: Garlic Powder..
    ¾ part: Ancho Chili Powder..
      Don't worry on exact, just close on measurement. I used to use turbinado sugar but we like with brown better. This is pulled from MollyShark, Hungry Man, & Richard In Fl then tweaked. I find the ancho chili powder is far less expensive in the bulk spice area than the bottled area ( have used both light or dark version). I make it starting with a half cup Instant Expresso Ground coffee and work from there as it seems to store well if sealed.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

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