A jerk turkey rub from About.com and a Texas turkey rub recipe from MyRecipes are both easy to follow. Combine salt, sugar and spices to make a rub, and thoroughly massage the turkey with the mixture before smoking it.
To make a jerk seasoning for turkey, mix 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of salt in a bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons each of garlic powder and onion powder and 1 teaspoon each of black pepper, white pepper and powdered smoke flavoring. This recipe makes a large quantity of seasoning. Keep any unused seasoning in an airtight container.
To make a Texas seasoning for turkey, toss together 1 tablespoon each of paprika and brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of salt. Add 3/4 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of ground red pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves. This recipe makes enough seasoning for a 2-pound turkey breast.
Another recipe for smoked turkey rub from MyRecipes starts with a base made of 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of kosher salt. Add 2 teaspoons each of ground cumin, dry mustard, dried oregano and dried sage. Blend in 1 teaspoon each of ground coriander and dried thyme. This recipe makes enough seasoning for a 12-pound turkey.