Brined Smoked Turkey Recipe
Learn the absolute best most flavorful way to prepare a turkey by making this delicious Brined Smoked Turkey Recipe.
I mean I’m cool with eating turkey on Thanksgiving and all, just as long as it’s this.
– apple cider
Add 4 cups of the cider with all the salt and sugar to a medium-size pot and bring to a boil and cook until the salt and sugar are completely dissolved. Whisk occasionally.
Transfer the mixture to a large 5-gallon container along with the remaining amount of cider, water, onions, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme, and whisk to combine.
Add in the trussed turkey and ensure it is completely submerged. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours or up to 48 hours.
Remove the turkey and rinse very well with cold water on all sides. Transfer the turkey to a roasting pan and pat it dry using paper towels.
Preheat the smoker to 250°. Add the turkey to the smoker and cook for 4 hours to 4 ½ hours. The thigh meat should read 160° to 165° when it is finished.
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