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cured turkey

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
My wife loves my smoked turkey. But it is just the two of us most of the time and that is a lot to eat. So my questions are. Can I cure a turkey ( plan on using pops brine cure ). If I do, what will it change?? ( I brine my turkey anyway with out the cureing salt. ) Also, how long with the shelf life be on the turkey before I need to freeze it ???? What I am looking for is a longer shelf life with very little change to my finished bird. I have learned so much from SMF, it is great to have a place to ask questions. THANKS.
post #2 of 5

I'm not sure about the shelf life but your turkey will be changed in a major but good way. It will be hammy. Here is the thread you are looking for.



post #3 of 5
There will definitely be a change in the flavor, with the nitrite it'll take on a cured flavor much the same as ham and the like.
By shelf life I assume you mean how long you can keep it in the refrigerator after it's smoked and fully cooked before you need to freeze it.
I wouldn't hold it for more than 2-3 days in a 35 degree fridge before freezing.

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link and info guys. EXACTLY what I was looking for !!!icon14.gif
post #5 of 5

i tried the pops curing brine on my christmas turkey and it was very nice just a shame the weather was too bad to smoke it i had to use the oven

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