Smoked Turkey Brine

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Smoked Turkey Brine
This honey-bourbon brine is perfect for smoked turkeys. It imparts a bit of sweet and a little bourbon flavor to the finished product. Of course, you can use this brine on a grilled or baked turkey as well.
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Servings
gallon
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Servings
gallon
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine cold water with salt, honey, bourbon, and sugar. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Place large baking bag into stock pot and place turkey inside. Pour brine over top. Seal or tie bag and place into refrigerator ( or a cold space) for 10-12 hours.
  3. Once brined, remove turkey from solution and rinse off. Pat dry with paper towels, inside and out, and cook as directed. Discard any remaining brine.
  4. You can brine 24 hours in advance to allow the flavors a chance to combine. Store sealed in the refrigerator until ready to use.