FLAVORFUL BRINE FOR A TURKEY

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bandcollector, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I am smoking a 10 lb turkey for Christmas and was wondering if anyone would like to share a flavorful brine recipe?

    Thanks and Merry Christmas,  John Koutsavlis
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
  2. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

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  3. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Doug...Never dawned on me to use a search.

    Already see several that are candidates!!

    Merry Christmas,  John
     
  4. grouse

    grouse Fire Starter

    This is from Chef Jimmy, in reply to my similar question. I did 21 birds with some variation of this. They turned out phenomenal.  Give it a try.

     
     
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  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Grouse...

    BandCollector, That recipe is great as is but is versatile. It will work well with any flavors you like. Citrus is a good addition and it takes any Spices you like. Add Cumin, Oregano and Ancho Chili for a Southwestern twist. Sweet Spices like Cinnamon, Nutmeg, a touch of Clove and Apple Juice Concentrate, gives the flavors of the season. Happy Holidays...JJ
     
  6. grouse

    grouse Fire Starter

    no problem, we are very grateful for the assistance.   
     
  7. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Doug, Grouse, and Chef Jimmy J

    You guys are the Greatest!!

    The rest of the folks on this sight aren't so bad either!!

    Merry Christmas everyone,  John
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2013
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Merry Christmas to you as well John and make sure to  let us know which one you go with and some pics of you smoking those birds:)
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Merry Christmas to you and your's as well. Enjoy your bird...JJ
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bandcollector, hello from the Toledo area. JJ's Brine is a great one and as for adding or changing anyhing , here's an idea I picked up in Central Texas.

    We have a lot of Cedar around the Cen-Tex area and some the taste of the Cedar gets in our food . Knowing that it's not good to smoke with a Resinous Wood . we would pull the Berries off the Limbs  , dry them and grind to add to our Rubs,,, Nice different flavor . Try Garlic , Onoin , Thyme and this may sorin crazy , but ground Cloves are great in a rub...

    Have a great Holiday and as always . . .
     
  11. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Old School,

    Just pulled the turkey out of the Brine and am allowing the skin to "toughen up" in the refrigerator.  Will be smoking it tomorrow morning.

    Anxious to taste it!

    Thanks for the tip...John
     
  12. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Turkey was fabulous...Thanks for all your assistance! 
     

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