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Old 11-23-2020, 03:20 PM   #1
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Well I wanted to get my hands on a fresh turkey this year, but ended up thawing a butterball turkey I intend to smoke.
Y’all guys brine these? It says on the package that it’s basically already brined.
Same question with injecting. Are they already pumped full of stuff? Wanted to inject some Cajun flavor but don’t want it to be too salty.
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:25 PM   #2
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No brine necessary. Inject away. Don't forget to remove the bag of giblets
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:28 PM   #3
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No brine necessary. Inject away. Don't forget to remove the bag of giblets
Word.
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:43 PM   #4
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Thank ya!
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:05 PM   #5
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Butterball or not, I brine every turkey I make. The brine infuses the turkey with flavor and moisture. I've brined mine for as little as 24 hours to as long as 96 hours. The longer you brine it, the moister the meat.
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:14 PM   #6
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Absolutely brine the turkey. Once I started brining and then smoking, we don't have turkey any other way. It is so moist and delicious. Here's the recipe I use.

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Old 11-23-2020, 06:17 PM   #7
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Brine for 24 hours and butterfly it. Cook a 20# turkey at 425 degrees for about 2.5 hours on your smoker. You'll never do it any other way if you try it. Look up spatchcock turkey recipes.

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Old 11-23-2020, 06:32 PM   #8
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Butterball doesn’t need brine or injection i just smoke em
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:33 PM   #9
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I will be making my own brine this year. I don't hs Shreveport a recipe for one, just winging it.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:40 PM   #10
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Awesome thank y’all so much for the advice.
Only negative to brining I’ve read, in particular to the Butterball brand, is that they already basically pre brine the turkeys. So bringing them again can cause the meat to be salty.

But I am down to brine it!
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:24 PM   #11
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Do yourself a favor and look up Emeril Lagasse's
Fried turkey recipe �� it doesn't have to be fried..
Its different than anything you've ever imagined
For a Turkey.. ive done them several ways but I just stick with my Big Easy now... ( Crab Boil and beer ) Its a huge hit in my Outfit..no brine needed, and smoking works just fine ..
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:00 PM   #12
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Sweet I got a day to make a plan. Will check it out.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:08 PM   #13
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Do yourself a favor and look up Emeril Lagasse's
Fried turkey recipe �� it doesn't have to be fried..
Its different than anything you've ever imagined
For a Turkey.. ive done them several ways but I just stick with my Big Easy now... ( Crab Boil and beer ) Its a huge hit in my Outfit..no brine needed, and smoking works just fine ..
Whatís the recipe for crab boil and beer?
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:06 PM   #14
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Brine for 24 hours and butterfly it. Cook a 20# turkey at 425 degrees for about 2.5 hours on your smoker. You'll never do it any other way if you try it. Look up spatchcock turkey recipes.

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I spatchcocked a Turkey on my pellet grill last year and it was the juiciest best tasting Turkey Iíve cooked!
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Old 11-24-2020, 06:59 AM   #15
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Brine + Injection = Overkill

If you inject and cover correctly to seal in moisture no need to brine a good store bought turkey. Of course if mom, aunt Sally, maw maw, or some chef on Youtube did it by all means knock your socks off
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:23 PM   #16
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i'm trying out the Meat Church poultry brine this year.
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:57 PM   #17
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I brined my 15# butterball turkey for 36 hrs then fried it and it was the best tasting turkey I’ve ever had. I will brine from here on out! My FIL brined for 14 hrs then smoked it on his Webber and it was dang good too.
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Old 11-29-2020, 04:08 AM   #18
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Whatís the recipe for crab boil and beer?
I'm sorry,
That didn't read very well . No I meant look up the recipe.
It has many unique flavors in the mix, including Crab Boil and beer, allspice, ground cloves ,honey etc.. its pretty dang good...
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Old 11-29-2020, 08:44 AM   #19
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I did a Popeyes Cajun turkey this year. Just heat and eat and was awesome, lots of flavor and really juicy all the way thru
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Old 11-29-2020, 08:56 AM   #20
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Just now seeing this, but I smoked a butterball for the first time this year. Brined it for 15 hrs and injected with Cajun butter. Covered in seasoning, smoked at 225 for a couple hours, then the next few on 350 until done. I sprayed it with apple juice a few times an hour after increasing the heat. I was winging it, but figured it couldn’t hurt to do so. It turned out to be one of the best things I’ve ever smoked, and we plan on this method going forward.

How’d yours turn out? What did you end up doing?
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Old 11-29-2020, 09:09 PM   #21
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I just inject our butterball with butter and garlic and smoke at 250į for 2.5 hours or until temp is right. I have to carve it in a pan to catch all the juices that comes out. All 12 people here said it was the best turkey they've had. I've brine them before and didn't see a lot of benefits for the Butterball
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