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Old 11-16-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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I read where "meathead" on that other site does not brine anymore. I started to brine turkey because of him years ago and have had such good luck I started doing chicken because some of the good Brethren on here do. Again with wonderful luck. My question is does anybody brine their turkey AND inject with either a chicken stock brine OR Tony's Cajun butter injection. Sorry for the questions but I'm getting EXCITED!!! It's almost TURKEY TIME! Any feedback is greatly appreciated and Happy Early Thanksgiving.....
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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I don't brine unless it is a fresh bird most birds are already brined at the processors. I do inject with Creole butter sometimes( good product) and sometimes I just melt some unsalted butter and steep some Tony C's in it and inject that. I never inject a bird that I have brined. Keep it simple and let old Tom be all he can be.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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Brine, 100% of the time... Tom is much tastier.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
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Beer brine, but no injection. If the bird is already "enhanced" (ie. pre-brined) I cut the salt in half. But I still use my other spices and sugar. And of course the beer adds a lot of flavor too.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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No brine here and injected only once. Only have 3 turkeys under my belt ( 2 on the OTS, 1 on the drum) and haven't had moisture problems and the flavor was to our liking. I must say that the injected one was done with a spicey chicken stock and was real good but not something that would go with the typical Thanksgiving fare.

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