Turkey Brine

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by reddog, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. reddog

    reddog Fire Starter

    Well I have a turkey in a brine made up of brown suger, garlic, pepper corns and koser salt and onion. I brought up to a boil for 10 min+ and strain it into a brain buckit. I put 5 lbs of ice on the bird and will smoke it in the morning. I kept some of the brine from the cook down and added a qt stick of butter and will us this as a mop. I hope I have some good eats. What do you think?
  2. reddog

    reddog Fire Starter

    Thanks Ken,
    The Brown Sugars is boiled down into the brine, I will wash of all, then rub with butter and spices.
  3. Sounds good to me reddog...Next time take it up a notch and add some orange juice to your brine. Really imparts a nice flavor to the bird!!!
  4. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Mike...you might not want to use the left over brine for the mop, could be pretty salty. Also, as Texas-Hunter pointed out, the sugar in it might get things too dark. I use a mix of apple juice, olive oil and spices for a mop. I do the first mop after 1.5hrs and once each hour after.

Share This Page