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Hi Newbie from Grand Island Ne, I have a MES 30 elect smoker, I have a post in the poultry section on hammy flavored brine, I was also wondering if there was a different cure i can use instead of the one in Pops recipe, also can turkey and chicken be brined together, Thanks Jim


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Welcome to SMF lots of brine recipes listed here to many for me to list. I just put one together for a chicken I am doing today..

1 1/2 gal. water

1/2 cup salt

1/2 cup Brn sugar

garlic powder

onion powder

cajun seasoning

Louisiana Hot sauce

The last 4 ing. are to your taste

Bring brine to boil then let cool and place poultry in it and place in frig for 24 or so hours.


As long as you make enough brine to cover your 2 birds I would think that you can brine them together...

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Welcome to SMF Jim!


You can substitute another cure in Pop's brine, you just need to go by the amount on the cure you use per gallon of water. Pop's recipe amounts are only for cure #1. If you use TQ you will have to go by the instructions on the TQ package as to the amount needed for 1 gallon of water.

Yes you can brine a chicken & a turkey together.

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TYVM its time to get a smoking

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Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.


You are going to fit in just fine...

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welcome1.gifto SMF - I have inserted a link to a great poultry brine from one of our other members that I have used with great results

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Welcome aboard, Jim!


Please carefully note Al's post if you are going to try substituting cures.  Also note that when using Tender Quick you are adding a lot of salt, so any other salt in the Cure #1 recipe will have to be reduced proportionately.


Good luck and good smoking.

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Hi Jim, welcome to SMF sausage.gif

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This site has tons of info.

I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!

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Hello and welcome to SMF  "happy smoking"grilling_smilie.gif

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