- Joined Dec 10, 2012
I was going to smoke my turkey today using Jeff's basic brine from the recent news letter about turkey with bacon butter. I was going to put it into the brine last night before bed. We went to my wife's aunt and uncle's house for Thanksgiving, got to playing dominoes and didn't get home until midnight or so. Needless to say I was in no mood for mixing and brining anything!!! If I go ahead and get the turkey to brining now (about 9-10 o'clock in the AM) and wait until early in the morning to smoke it, will that be too long in the brine?? I know Jeff's news letter says 10 -12 hours, I was kinda hoping that was maybe a minimum for best flavor absorption.