While smoking infuses flavour from the outside in, brining makes your turkey flavourful far below the surface. Make this a Christmas winner!! The salt denatures meat’s proteins, softening muscle fibres and allowing moisture to flow into the meat.
Why You Should Brine Your Turkey
Brine the turkey overnight or up to 24 hours. If your turkey is sticking out of the brine at all, make sure to rotate it at least once.. Rinse well + pat dry with paper towels..
I had to lower the top rack of my Traeger and rest it on some brackets inside to make headroom for my big turkey.
Smoked turkey is an excellent main entree for Christmas, Thanksgiving dinner, Easter, or any other time that you need to feed a big crew! As a bonus, putting the turkey in your smoker will free up precious oven space.