Brine for Smoking Turkey

Jean Romero


Every year we smoke our own turkey for Thanksgiving and its done right in our oven. This is a little time consuming but worth it.

★★★★★ 1 vote
24 Hr
3 Hr
No-Cook or Other


Add to Grocery List

1/2 c
pickling salt
1 c
mortons tender quick
1 bottle
liquid smoke flavoring (i believe it's a 4oz bottle)
water enough to cover turkey

How to Make Brine for Smoking Turkey


  • 1In a large container (I use a 5 gal bucket with lid) mix everything together, put turkey into the brine and cover with water if it's not enough.
  • 2after 24 hours take bird out of brine and pat dry, place in a 350*F oven for one hour then turn oven down to 250*F and cook turkey until its done about 3 to 4 hours.

Printable Recipe Card

About Brine for Smoking Turkey

Course/Dish: Turkey, Marinades
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Butterball, Your Holiday Bff Recipe

Butterball, Your Holiday BFF

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is available from November 1 through Christmas Eve to answer any questions or help walk you through any potential disasters. For more than 30 years, turkey...

How To Easily Carve A Turkey Recipe

How to Easily Carve a Turkey

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The table is set, guests are ready to sit down and the question of the day is about to be answered. Who is going to carve the turkey? This year,...