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)
Wild Turkey
10 pounds
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°.
Whole Chickens
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°.
Goose/Duck Breast
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.




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  • 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