Turkey Brining

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by usmgolfer, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. A friend of mine and I are going to smoke a turkey this year on his new BGE. I've never brined a turkey before but the plan is to brine one and we needed some help on a recipe. Does anyone have a recipe they've used and enjoyed?
     
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. co30op

    co30op Newbie

    I've used the same brine for the past 3 years and has been a huge hit. The only critique I've recieved is by one person out of a house of 23+ each year. Who thought it was a bit salty. I actually agree, especially for left overs. This year I'm going either to lower the amount of salt by a 1/4 or 1/2 cup or only brine it for the 24hr min. But here's the original brine recipe:

    Turkey brine:

    3 Cups of Sugar
    3 Cups of Salt
    3 Gallons of Water
    1 Gallon of Coffee
    2 Cups of Teriyaki
    4 Halved Lemons
    2 or 3 Star Anise
    Handful of crushed Black Peppercorn and Fresh Thyme

    Dissolve salt, sugar and Fluids together. Add the rest of the ingredients and Brine 24-48 hours.
     

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