Turkey brine question

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by trimman, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Hello I plan on smoking a Turkey in a few days.
    I've been reading about the problems with getting it up to safe temp in time. I have an 18 lb bird. I was thinking about adding insta cure I have into my brine . I was wondering if the insta cure would give me some ins. I will have some other stuff on the smoker ( I have a big smoker )
    And didn't really want to hit 300 degrees and up.
    I'm able to hang the Turkey in the smoker don't know if that's a helping factor or not. I was just trying to think of a way to not have to pull the turkey and finish it in the oven.
     
  2. Adding cure to the brine it no problem. I brine turkey legs in a recipe I got from Amazingribs.
     
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Or , Spatchcock the Bird and cook as two 9 lbers. ,Got a big Smoker?  Get a big Ham or Roast to help hold heat and expand the meal.  Veggies , Mac and Cheese, etc.

    I got a big one too , and (if Trish lets me out) will do a Turkey and everything I can grab to go with it...


    Have a great Holiday Season and as always . . .
     
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  4. I have a 500 gallon smoker. I plan on doing a ham , leg of lamb and some deer back straps as well . I appreciate the feedback thank you.
     

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