apple brined turkey

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changing the flavor profile slightly this year.

64 oz apple juice.
1 navel orange
1 tsp of allspice berries. 1 tsp whole cloves
about 10 cloves of garlic
3 celery stalks, in large dice
1 large onion cut into large dice
1 c kosher salt
2 c. sugar
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp cayenne
3 rosemary sprigs
1 bay leaf

brought the mixture just to a a boil and then turned off heat and let cool. I put the turkey in a 5 gal water cooler with the cooled brine mixture and added some ice Tuesday night. Getting ready to rinse it off.
I am stuffing with rosemary, sage, celery, onion and apple before wrapping in the butter soaked cheesecloth
#1 - November 24, 2011, 06:01:06 am
David "Bear" Nunley


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Sounds pretty good. I have a bunch of Gala and Honeycrisp apple cider left over that I was going to use to brine mine. Thanx for the recipe!
#2 - November 24, 2011, 03:52:29 pm
CBJ # 53779
For cooking, lower and slower. For spices, mo' hotter, mo' better. Habaneros rule!


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How did you like the end result with this brine Vs your old "standby brine"?

I have done your original standby one and it turned out great.

#3 - November 14, 2013, 01:55:37 pm

Brian (B&C BBQ Crew)

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Im going to give that a try, thx
#4 - November 14, 2013, 06:25:23 pm


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