Quick-Prep, No Rub, Low and Slow Turkey

quick prep no rub low and slow turkey recipeThis recipe has no rub thanks to this flavorful brine recipe. The prep-time is quick, but the turkey does need to sit for a bit (24+ hours). All in all this recipe can be put together rather quickly.

Lang BBQ Smoker Set-Up

  • Disposable aluminum pans
  • Hard Wood
  • Fruit Wood of choice

No Rub Smoked Turkey

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Quick-Prep, Low and Slow Turkey
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The secret to this no-rub turkey is this flavorful brine and the extra step to let your turkey sit for 24 hours after the brine.
Serves: 12
  • Turkey 21-23 lbs.
  • BRINE:
  • 1 gallon vegetable broth
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup non iodized salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • ½ tablespoon allspice berries
  • 1 inch cube chopped fresh ginger
  2. Mix salt and sugar with the water in large pot. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve all ingredients.
  3. Cool brine.
  4. Pour into brining container of your choice
  5. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  6. Put your turkey in breast side down and place a weight on top to ensure that the turkey remains fully immersed.
  7. Refrigerate overnight and turn the turkey and rub in brine occasionally.
  8. One more step and your turkey is ready to smoke.
  9. When the brining time is up, remove your turkey from the brine and drain over the sink. Place it on a board and pat dry with kitchen towel.
  10. Place the turkey back in the refrigerator and allow to dry for a further 24 hours.
  11. Fire up the smoker cooker and smoke that turkey low and slow at 225 degrees until your thermometer reads 160 degrees. Approximately 6-8 hours

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