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Bourbon Barrel Turkey Brine

This Bourbon Barrel Turkey Brine is the perfect combination of Bourbon Smoked flavors. Brining a turkey overnight in a solution of salt and water ensures a moist and flavorful turkey. When you add smoked spices to the brine, the resulting roast is also infused with a subtle character all its own.

Bourbon Barrel Turkey Brine

Delicious wet brine perfect for your Thanksgiving turkey.

  • 1 gallon vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon Smoked Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Bourbon Smoked Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp whole allspice
  • 1 gallon ice water (extra ice if storing in a cooler)
  1. In a large stockpot, add the vegetable broth, salt, sugar, and spices. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the salt. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. This step can be done 1-2 days ahead

  2. Using a large pot or clean bucket that will top the turkey, pour the brine into your chosen container. 

  3. Add 1 gallon of heavily iced water and stir. Submerge the turkey, breast side down, into the brine. 

  4. Store in the refrigerator, overnight, if you have room. You may also put the container into a large cooler and surround with ice.

  5. The next day, remove from brine, drain and pat dry well with paper towels before proceeding to roast the turkey.             

Shopping list:

Bourbon Smoked Salt

Bourbon Smoked Sugar

Bourbon Smoked Pepper


Try bringing turkey with a soy solution like Bluegrass Soy Sauce for added flavor