Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Rub and Dry Rub for Chicken or Turkey are good dry rubs to use when smoking turkeys. Both are well-rated by site users at Food.com and LangBBQSmokers.com.
The traditional rub posted on the website for Lang BBQ Smokers combines 2 tablespoons of salt, 3/4 cup of white sugar and 3 3/4 tablespoons of onion powder. The spices include 1 1/2 tablespoons of ground sage, 1 1/2 tablespoons of thyme, 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper and 1 1/2 cups paprika. This rubs stores well in a tightly sealed container for six months.
The spicy chicken or turkey dry rub from Food.com begins with 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 2 tablespoons of paprika, 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1?2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder and tablespoon of mustard powder. These ingredients are then mixed with 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of black pepper and 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar.