To Brine or Not to Brine: A Thanksgiving Turkey Comparison

Brine Turkey with Memphis Grills
For this year's upcoming Thanksgiving turkey, the team here at Memphis Wood Fire Grills did a side-by-side taste test with two identical birds, each prepared a bit differently. With the first, we prepared it simply using one of our favorite rubs (recipe below). With the second, we took a popular turkey brine recipe from the Food Network and brined it overnight and then added the identical rub prior to cooking. And of course, we cooked our turkeys on one of our amazing wood fire pellet grills (we're a bit biased when it comes to cooking methods), but the brine and rub recipes should be applicable regardless of your cooking style or appliance. The results were both expected and surprising. You can check out our informal findings at the end...
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