Tips, Tricks & Ideas
Wild Sky Seasonings Injection Brine Mix
For Ducks, Geese, Turkeys & Chickens
1 package prepares 8–10 pounds of meat
2 packages prepare up to 20 pounds of meat
Dissolve 1 entire package of Wild Sky Seasonings injection brine mix with 3 quarts of water.
Whole Turkeys and Chickens: Inject brine into both sides of breasts, thighs, drumsticks. Inject generously. Goose and duck breasts: Inject brine into center of breasts thoroughly and around edges.
After injection, place meat into clean non-metallic container. Three-gallon plastic buckets work well. Use a five-gallon bucket for whole turkeys. Pour remainder of brine into bucket with meat and add water if necessary to cover meat entirely. Refrigerate at least 8 hours, up to 24-32 hours. Stir occasionally. Remove meat and drain, discard remaining brine.
Cook meat according to your smoker directions or bake as directed below.
Turkey (store bought)
Oven: Place turkey in roasting pan with rack. Bake uncovered, 325° for 3 hours or until thermometer registers 180°.
Smoker: For a whole turkey, place turkey in a foil roasting pan. Smoke at 275° for 8 hours or until thermometer registers 180°. For turkey breast, place directly on rack in smoker, until thermometer registers 170°.
8 – 10 pounds
Oven: Place chicken in roasting pan with rack. Add 1/2 cup water to the bottom of pan to prevent burning. Bake uncovered, 350° for 2 hours or until thermometer registers 180°.
Smoker: Place chicken on rack in smoker. Smoke chicken at 275° for 4 hours or until thermometer registers 180°.
8 – 10 pounds
|Smoker: Place goose/duck on rack in smoker. Smoke at 225° until internal temperature reaches 160°. Remove immediately.|
Always cook meats to food safe temperatures. Never consume uncooked meat.
- one package per 10 pounds of meat
- add three quarts of water per package of brine mix
- stir until dissolved
- 22 pound turkey, 2 packages of brine mix
- inject brine mix
- inject into joints and along bones
- shows injection pattern
- more injection
- pour remainder of brine over turkey, add water to cover