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Apple and Spice Brine for the Bradley Smoker Whole Turkey

Apple and Spice Brine for the Bradley Smoker Whole Turkey

Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
10
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
10

BEST for Poultry

This brine does wonders for poultry. I have used on on chicken prior to smoking and turkey that is then oven roasted. Remember Brine on Tuesday - Rest on Wednesday and Bake on Thursday. Resting the bird outside of the brine will allow the skin to dry and get extra crispy.

Apple and Spice Brine
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 gallon water
  • 3 quarts apple juice
  • 3 quarts orange juice
  • 1½ cups kosher salt
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • candied ginger
Instructions
  1. Simmer spices in the orange and apple juices for 15 minutes.
  2. Boil the sugar and salt in the water until dissolved.
  3. Cool both, combine, and refrigerate overnight before adding turkey.

 

Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
10
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
10

BEST for Poultry

This brine does wonders for poultry. I have used on on chicken prior to smoking and turkey that is then oven roasted. Remember Brine on Tuesday - Rest on Wednesday and Bake on Thursday. Resting the bird outside of the brine will allow the skin to dry and get extra crispy.

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