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Bourbon Barrel Turkey Brine

Thanksgiving Turkey

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 Smoky, Savory Turkey Wet Brine

Delicious wet brine perfect for your Thanksgiving turkey.

  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.