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Brine or Inject

jcglenn1009

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Along the lines of if you had one game to win which QB would you want, if you had one turkey to do would you brine or inject it?  
 

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Personally I would brine but to each their own
 

raptor700

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I have brined and injected, but never at the same time. I know some do but the brine has worked so well I don't inject anymore.
 

scarbelly

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Add me to the brine list. You cant inject an entire bird evenly but you can brine it evenly
 

meateater

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I still do both, just my way of prepping turkeys. Now smaller birds I just brine.
 

travcoman45

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definetly brine, I enject the larger pieces a meat on the bird.
 

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I agree with the rest that brining is the way to go. However, I also like to inject under the skin with chicken broth, butter, and some rub. So in most cases I do both.
 

nwdave

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Brine for sure and inject if it's a big bird.
 

coacher72

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I like to brine as well. The longer the better. Be careful and make sure it stays good and cold.
 

smokin relaxin steve

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I brined for the first time this past Thanksgiving... I feel like I was lied to my entire life... i never knew Turkey could be so delicious! I will have to go w/ Brining as well...
 

meatinc

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Brining is the only way to go.

Phillip Rivers would be the only QB I would start today if I could only pick one (Dan Fouts doesn't play anymore).
 

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Most turkeys you buy are already brined. I apply rub and start the smoke.
 

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I'm on the brining band wagon here. I would also suggest Tip's Slaughter House Brine too.
 

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I'd say, "Get this bird out of here, and bring me some Ham & Bacon to smoke!"


But that's just ME!

Bear
 

jcglenn1009

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Wow looks like brine is the clear choice.  I have always injected stuff cause it is fast and easy, but as I get more involved in smoking I have this new desire to make my turkey go swimming this year.  Just so I am sure some of you are saying you would brine the turkey and inject it? 
 

raptor700

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I,m brining a couple 10lb birds for christmas with Tips poultry brine. I think I will inject the breasts to see if it makes a difference. I have brined and injected but not both at the same time. I like to experiment with new ideas anyway.
 

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The ones I did I brined and then injected with butter in the breasts and thighs. 

Make sure to post pics.  Good Luck.
 

raptor700

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The ones I did I brined and then injected with butter in the breasts and thighs. 

Make sure to post pics.  Good Luck.
    Did you use TIPS brine? If so how long did you brine?
 
 
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travcoman45

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Brine bout 12 hours fer a turkey, then a cool rinse an pat dry.  Then ya can inject it if ya like.  I inject turkey's cause there larger pieces a meat then chicken, the injection be made ta go right along with the brine.

An yes ya can brine a "enhanced" bird.  What it be enhanced with is usually just a bland sodium solution, the brine will add some flavour back inta the bird as will the injection.
 

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