Rating: 5 stars
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This smoked turkey brine recipe is the best around. My uncle gave me this recipe; he is an avid meat smoker.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
34 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together water, salt, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and pepper in a food-grade bucket or container large enough to hold your turkey. Carefully submerge turkey in brine.

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  • Cover and store in the refrigerator. Soak for two days before smoking or roasting.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe uses canning or kosher salt, not table salt. Using table salt in this amount will make the brine too salty.

Always brine foods in a food-grade, nonreactive container such as a stainless steel or enameled stockpot, a brining bag, or a food-grade plastic bucket. Never use household trash bags, plastic trash cans, metal buckets, or containers not meant for food use.

Nutrition Facts

32 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 8.1g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 13913.4mg. Full Nutrition
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