I'm taking a test run this week on smoking my first turkey. In haste, I bought a butterball.
The wrapping says something to the effect of "contains a solution of 8 percent water. Less than 2 percent solution of sodium, etc etc. I'm guessing this qualifies as a "processed bird"?
Ive read a few places that it's not good to brine a bird that comes packed in some sort of solution like this. Should I skip the brine? Will I be OK brining?