how long to wet cure a boneless turkey breast

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by scott j, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. scott j

    scott j Newbie

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    Looking for information on how long to cure a boneless turkey breast also what temperature to smoke. And what temp should the turkey be when removed from smoker I have a masterbuilt 40 with an amps
     
  2. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. scott j

    scott j Newbie

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    i am using nitrite in a brine
     
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Why using cure?

    Will you smoke for more than 4 hours?

    Trying to get a "Ham Flavor"?

    Increasing moisture in the meat?

    I've brined a whole turkey and like the results

    When just smoking the turkey breast, I inject it with a mixture of white wine and melted butter

    This works better for me, and we really like the results

    Maybe add garlic and/or some spices

    Todd
     
  5. scott j

    scott j Newbie

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    i am looking for a ham flavor my daughter likes turkey ham not real ham i will be smoking it for moor than 4 hours
     
  6. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry i left ya hangin'. I just did a breast this weekend and I brine-cured for about 18 hours. Came out just fine..
     
  7. spoolinaz

    spoolinaz Meat Mopper

    Sounds about right. I would guess 18-24 depending on the brine. I used Pops brine recipe and went for 4 days, but that was bone in and I forgot to pump it. He suggests 3 days with his recipe. And no way should it take 4 hours to smoke to 165 internal. 2 hours tops. No need for low and slow on poultry, there is no connective tissue to break down...
     

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