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Smoked Turkey Breast

I have smoked Turkey Breast before on the Weber smoker that I used to have.  I have never done it on the Green Egg.  I have brined it in the past.  I wanted to do it on the egg with out brining the meat. Do you brine before smoking it?  Also, anyone use a rub on theirs? Thanks!!


  • I definitely brine turkey breasts.  If not because of time constraints, I'll inject it with a mix of butter, honey or maple syrup, and white wine.

    As far as rubs, here is a poultry rub from Chris Lilly:  Poultry Rub  You can use it as is or grind it for finer texture. 
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • Brine for sure. We always brine turkey and it never fails.
  • Thanks for the suggestions. I have typically brined mine as well.  You definitely can't mess that meat up brining it.
  • My breasts are already injected from the store; do you still brine in this case? I have done a lot of whole turkeys but never just the breasts and ribs like we have this year. Thanks!

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