in need of a good brine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by charcoal junkie, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Anyone care to share their recipe for a good brine for a turkey?
  2. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

  3. bigace

    bigace Fire Starter

    1gallon water

    1/2 cup kosher salt

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    1 whole onion- quartered

    2 cloves of garlic

    black pepper corns


    your favorite BBQ spice
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use the Slaughter House brine as well.....makes a great turkey & I'm not a huge fan of brining.....Willie
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  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    This is my favorite one. It made the best turkey I have ever had one easter.

    Ultimate Turkey Brine

    1.5 gallon ice water

    1/2 gallon hot tap water

    2 cups dark brown sugar

    1.5 cups Kosher salt

    1/4 cup Old Bay

    1 tsp chinese five spice

    juice of 2 lemons

    juice of 2 oranges

    Mix all ingredients with the hot water and stir until the salt and sugar is all dissolved add the ice water the ice and the bird. Brine for 45 minutes per pound. Rinse well and dry well before smoking.
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use the Slaughterhouse either as is or I add a few things to it to change the flavor profile a bit: citrus, poultry seasoning, cranberries, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
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