Boneless Turkey Breast questions

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dj mishima, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    I know this is probably getting old, especially this time of year...

    However, I've been searching many old threads about this and they have been kind of running together without anything sticking.

    I just bought a couple of these Honeysuckle White Boneless Turkeys to smoke for Thanksgiving.  They have 15% solution.

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    I was wondering if I should bother brining since they have already been brined(from what I've gathered due to the 15% solution.)  Also, if I do brine(as I have never brined yet) do I rinse afterwards?

    I'm also planning on doing a honey injection.  Should I do this pre or post-brine(if I am to brine at all?)

    Finally, if I brine, do I do so after the turkey has been thawed?

    I'm also planning on doing a cranberry glaze.  Should I bother with a rub?  Is so, do I rub right before smoking?  Then glaze during the last hour or so of smoke?

    Any help will be much appreciated, and look forward to some more q-view!
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jimmy has you covered 
     
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good call Jimmy
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    X3
     
  6. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    One more question!

    Since these are pretty small(4.5 lbs I believe), Should I reduce the brine time? I was planning on letting them swim for 24. Would they still be okay if I let them soak longer than needed?
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They will be fine.

    Longer the better (IMO)
     

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