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Old 01-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Do you get less smoke flavor when you brine????

Hello My Wise Brethren,
I have brined pork, chicken and turkey (all on different dates), smoked 'em for 2 hrs and turn it up to finish. Each time that I have brined I have noticed very little smoke flavor comes through. However, when I don't use brine.... when I just use smoke for two hours, turn it up to finish I have wonderful smokey flavor. I use a Traeger Lil' Tex Elite and usually hickory, but have used various pellets as well.
Has anyone else found this to be true of the brining process?
Traeger Lil' Tex Elite (BBQ07E). My perfume is Eau Du Traeger. Pink Thermapen.
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