In this video, I am going to show you how to prepare the Perfect Turkey on a Traeger Grill or any pellet smoker. You can also do this in the oven as well.
The Turkey In this recipe was 13 pounds.
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Here is the Breakdown and 4 Simple Steps:
1. 12 Hour Brine
2. 24 Chill / Dry
3. Inject / Rub
4. Smoke / Cook
For the brine, here are the ingredients I used, and you can easily just go with a simple water/salt combo to keep it simple:
1 QT Water
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Kosher Salt
1 1/2 cup Apple Cider
a few sprigs Rosemary + Thyme
a few Bay Leaves
1 whole head garlic, peeled + smashed
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 tbsp Peppercorn
1 tsp cloves
Once all the above ingredients come to a boil, add an additional 3 QTs water, and 2-3 cups ice. You need the brine to be at or below room temperature before adding the turkey. Store in the fridge, or a cooler with a brine bag, and plenty of ice for 12 hours.
For the Injection, I used 8 oz melted butter, an equal portion of Maple Syrup, and 2-3 tbsp Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.
Here is a link to the Meat Injector is used:
0:33 The Breakdown
1:15 The Brine
4:01 24 Hour Chill
5:30 Inject / Rub
8:10 Smoke / Cook
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