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Hammy flavored brine

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New to the forum, I have been looking for a ham like flavor brine for turkey or chicken for over 2 years now, I was at a party that had a turkey that tasted like this it was awesome, the breast meat looked light pink and fell off the bone, if anyone could give me a recipe or advice it would be great, I have a MES 30 in smoker, oh and by the way why is there no smoke rings on an elec smoker, thanks for any input, Jim


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It was a brine with cure in it!!



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post #3 of 12

Hey Jim, Welcome to the SMF Family...Go over to roll call and give some more info about yourself...Pops has a brine that will get you to where you want to be...It is basic but you can add flavors you like, Maple, Brwn Sugar, Clove, whatever...JJ

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Welcome & what JJ said Pop's brine will give turkey a hammy flavor.

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Welcome to SMF jimbo -- it's a great place.


JJ and Al are right -- Pops brine is the way to go.  I use it all the time.  Friends and family are amazed at my "hammy chicken".  I tell them it's easy as can be.  They don't believe me, which is fine....there should be a bit of mystery behind how you can take palin old chicken and make it taste like ham.  


Good luck!

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Thanks Everyone I will give pops recipe a try

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Edited by jimbo68801 - 12/1/11 at 9:26am
post #9 of 12

I posted this on your other thread as well - here is a great brine for poultry

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Let me know if you like it!

post #11 of 12

I'm sure he will Pops, I smoked 2 turkeys with your recipe and they came out fantastic.

post #12 of 12
that pops brine is fantastic!
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