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dhueftle

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Brining Whole Turkey Question
« on: November 24, 2019, 11:04:07 AM »
New smokin it member,  brining a whole turkey for thanksgiving following Lazy Q whole chicken steps.

How long should i Brine it for?  Sounds like a whole chicken is 3-4 hours? Do i need a lid or seal on the container that it is taking a bath in?

Any recommendations for rub?

Walt

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Re: Brining Whole Turkey Question
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 01:30:25 PM »
1hour per lb

I always cover

Really depends on flavor profile your trying to achieve
« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 01:32:56 PM by Walt »
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Re: Brining Whole Turkey Question
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2019, 05:02:41 AM »
If you want to add some spice to your brine , try adding a Zaterains Crab Boil seasoning pack to your brine . Always had good results with them.
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Re: Brining Whole Turkey Question
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2019, 12:07:39 PM »
I highly recommend using the water cooler as a brining tank...  https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=7234.msg65663#msg65663
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Re: Brining Whole Turkey Question
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2019, 03:05:49 PM »
Larry - Thank you for the recommendation and link.  I hadn't seen that in the past.  In that link someone mentioned blocks of ice.  This may be obvious but I use a Home Depot bucket to make blocks of ice for fishing.  I chop the height so it's shorter and can slide into my freezer.  I also take a loop of rope knoted on one end and sink it into the water so that once frozen I have a handle to carry it.
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