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 – water – salt – sugar – onions

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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