- Joined Nov 6, 2010
So, I am gonna smoke a turkey on the char-griller for thanksgiving, doing a trial run on some family members who wont be able to come. So i figured, hey chickens, they are just smaller turkeys!! i plan to smoke them, but was wondering about a good brine recipie. I understand the basics of it, how much salt:water ratio and all. But have been reading that you can add other stuff to the brine to give it some great flavors. Since i am new to all this, wasn't sure where to ask, but where can i find some easy simple brine suggestions. Only gonna do 1 of the birds in the brine, then just smoke the other alongside to see which is better and if i should brine the turkey. looking for a good earthy, savory flavor. Think i am gonna do a sweet baste on the other (for the hubby, cuz he likes it that way), probably something with honey. Any help would be greatly appreciated, if you have a good recipie you would llike to pass on, or just where to look. Thanks so much for any input.