Nebraska Newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jimbo68801, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. jimbo68801

    jimbo68801 Newbie

    Hi Newbie from Grand Island Ne, I have a MES 30 elect smoker, I have a post in the poultry section on hammy flavored brine, I was also wondering if there was a different cure i can use instead of the one in Pops recipe, also can turkey and chicken be brined together, Thanks Jim
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF lots of brine recipes listed here to many for me to list. I just put one together for a chicken I am doing today..

    1 1/2 gal. water

    1/2 cup salt

    1/2 cup Brn sugar

    garlic powder

    onion powder

    cajun seasoning

    Louisiana Hot sauce

    The last 4 ing. are to your taste

    Bring brine to boil then let cool and place poultry in it and place in frig for 24 or so hours.

    As long as you make enough brine to cover your 2 birds I would think that you can brine them together...
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF Jim!

    You can substitute another cure in Pop's brine, you just need to go by the amount on the cure you use per gallon of water. Pop's recipe amounts are only for cure #1. If you use TQ you will have to go by the instructions on the TQ package as to the amount needed for 1 gallon of water.

    Yes you can brine a chicken & a turkey together.
  4. jimbo68801

    jimbo68801 Newbie

    TYVM its time to get a smoking
  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine...
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jim!

    Please carefully note Al's post if you are going to try substituting cures.  Also note that when using Tender Quick you are adding a lot of salt, so any other salt in the Cure #1 recipe will have to be reduced proportionately.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Jim, welcome to SMF [​IMG]
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    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  11. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome to SMF  "happy smoking"[​IMG]
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    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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