Juicy Turkey Brined & Smoked


  • Whole Turkey


  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 full Hot Water in Pitcher
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Full Peppered Corns
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Your Favorite Turkey Seasoning
  • Bacon Grease
  • Butter


Step 1

Make sure turkey is in a sealable bag or container

Step 2

Mix salt, sugar, brown sugar, cajun seasoning, peppered corn, basil, and chicken seasoning in pitcher full of hot water

Step 3

Mix mixture until until sugar is fully dissolved and dump in the bag/container with the turkey

Step 4

Fill with water until turkey is covered, make sure turkey breast is face down

Step 5

Dump some ice into the bag as well to cool water

Step 6

Let turkey sit overnight

Step 7

Rinse turkey

Step 8

Pull out turkey and fill cavity with cut green apples and celery

Step 9

Rub all outside of the turkey with butter and bacon grease and inject the turkey with remaining butter and bacon grease

Step 10

Put directly on the smoker for 4-5 hours at 275F


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