1st time brining a turkey will smoke tomorrow

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bbqmastr1, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. bbqmastr1

    bbqmastr1 Newbie

    Hello to everyone,
    this morning i made an apple cider brine i used 1 half gallon of apple cider,1 cup of seasalt,1/8th cup of diced garlic, 1/8cup of fresh ginger, 2oranges cut into quarters an about 1/8cup of apple vinager i injected the turkek with this brine till it was about to pop than set it in the brine until tomorrow afternoon it was set into the brine at noon on saturday so it will soak for 26-28 hours than i will rince it and put on my green masterforge smoker for 3 hours, my one question is that long enough brining time.? the turkey breast is 4.75 pounds, this is my first time brining anything. Any help or opinions are greatly appreciated thanks, Mark
     
  2. bbqmastr1

    bbqmastr1 Newbie

    Sorry neber hit send until sunday morning
     
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello , bbqmstr1 . Yes , 26hrs. is plenty. If I Brine , I only do it for 8 - 10 hrs. .

    The extra ingredients you added sounds good , Be sure  to post your Q-view.

    I'll sit with some [​IMG]  and watch. . .

    Later . . .
     
  4. bbqmastr1

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  8. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    that sounds like a great brine.... with that said... thinking you should of put the same amount of sugar as you did salt... that helps offset the saltiness.... waiting to hear the results...
     
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  9. bbqmastr1

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  10. bbqmastr1

    bbqmastr1 Newbie

    Very juicy just a little taste of salt but talk about flaverful I would say success next time a little more suger thanks for the tip Jck Danls will rember that, Mark
     
  11. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very good ,bbqmastr1 . Great looking , was that a Breast [​IMG]  

    Now I'm hungry [​IMG]
     
  12. bbqmastr1

    bbqmastr1 Newbie

    Yep it was a boneless breast 4.75 pounds between my girlfriends family and my family it was all but devowered
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    bbqmastr1 That is a fine looking bird,Thanks for sharing
     

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