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Smoking first turkey breast in GMG


Joined Jul 7, 2017
I'm looking to get just a turkey breast/quarter to smoke for my wife & i to enjoy. Just got a GMG DB and figured I'd try out a turkey. 

Any recommendations on brines? 

What wood pellets do folks use for poultry? I've got a little variety of Lumberjack pellets (Hickory, Oak, Apple, Competition, Supreme). Any of those good for turkey? 


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Joined Sep 7, 2013
Congrats on the new smoker! 

Brines are part of the flavor profile, so they are personally subjective.  I use a personal modification of Alton Brown's OJ brine, inject it into the breast meat, then brine it.   

As far as smoke flavor, on poultry I prefer a 50/50 mix of hickory and cherry. 


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Joined Jul 16, 2008
Try Pop's brine first , then shoot the Moon , make a flavor you like , use it or experiment!!
Have fun and...


Joined Jun 10, 2015
I use the Green Mountain Premium Fruit Blend pellets. I brined my first turkey breast but since then I have used an injection from one of Jeff's newsletters instead. It takes less prep time.

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