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I really don't want to mess this up, my friend wants to brine and inject because thats how we do our chicken.

I hope it works the same? HELP!

Any suggestions


  • Reno
    Reno Posts: 12
    Soak turkey in brine for 24 hours. (Brine solution is 1 cup of salt to 1 gallon of water.) I got turkey out the night before and shot it up with creole butter and seasoned it with Zataran's Creole seasoning. Then I put bird back in fridge. I got it back out next morning and placed a gallon zip lock back of ice on breast for 30 minutes before cooking. Smoke at 250 for 30 minutes per pound. No worries.
  • Reno, What about an apple juice and cider brine, With salt and sugar, How would that be? Have you ever heard of that? i do that to my chickin and it turns out great. I have never tried this with a turkey! What are your thoughts.

  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,100
    What reno said.  You can add spices to the brine and infuse the turkey with aromatics.  If you do an icepack on the breasts, let the turkey warm up to room temp first because the refrigerator temp is around 34F and the ice is around 32F so it's not giving the legs a good head start.

    I wouldn't inject any more salt if you're brining lest the bird get too salty.
    I love lamp..
  • So did it turn out good Pitmaster? I tried my 1st turkey today, Thanksgiving 2012, it was brined but not injected. Cooked at 325 F to 350 F and was done in about 2.5 hours. Turned out good, except the wings weren't done with the rest of the bird. Will try the ice on breast technique next time. Only my 3rd cook on the BGE and I'm hooked.
  • Im a huge fan of the mad max turkey