Can You Cure a Turkey too Long?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sladerummel, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. I was wondering if you could cure a turkey too long. I put a turkey in a brine solution using Pop's brine/cure last Sunday. Would it be too long for it to sit there until next Thursday?  So actually it would be sitting in the solution for 10 days? Is that too long and will it hurt anything?
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As long as it's kept cold I don't think there would be a problem. Pops brine is fairly weak as curing brines go. Even so, it might be a little more "hammy" than you were expecting, but should be perfectly safe.
  3. could I take it out say, at day 4 and let it sit until Thanksgiving day (day 10)? Or, would this dry it out?
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Send Pop's a PM, probably the best way to get a direct answer. I'd be inclined to leave it in the brine pull it on day nine, rinse it really good.  Let it air dry in the fridge overnight and then smoke it on day 10.
  5. I did send pop's a message. Haven't heard from him so I though I would try it on here. Thank you for all the replies.

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