Brine for process turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by savannahsmoker, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. The least processed turkey I can fine here has an 7% solution injected with 2% of the being salt. Should I take this into account when I brine the turkey?
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That would depend on the amount of salt in the brine your using but if it doesn't have to much salt I wouldn't worry about it. Its hard to find anything but fresh turkeys that haven't been enhanced and fresh is hard to find in many places
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That turkey's BEEN brined. You can make a weak brine, and add flavoings- white wine, rosemary, thyme, etc... and perhaps 1/3 normal brine salt concentration, but most of osmosis has occurred in "solution added" birds.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd listen to theses guys they are telling you some good things and they really know what they are talking about.
     
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    With the brine I use I've done enhanced turkey's an ain't never had a bit a trouble with em.
     

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