Brined Whole Turkey Breast - For Weber SmokeFire

Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 6

  • Grilling Time

    1:30 h

  • Prep Time

    10 mins

  • Brining Time

    12 h


the Ingredients

How to Brine a Turkey Breast for Grilling

Brined Whole Turkey Breast

  • Completed step ⅔ cup kosher salt
  • Completed step 2 cups hot water
  • Completed step ½ cup honey
  • Completed step 10 whole allspice, crushed
  • Completed step ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • Completed step 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Completed step 4 whole cloves
  • Completed step 2 bay leaves
  • Completed step 1 cinnamon stick
  • Completed step 6 cups ice cubes
  • Completed step 1 whole turkey breast, 5 to 6 pounds
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Pellet Flavor

  • Completed step GrillMaster Blend, Hickory, Apple, Mesquite, Cherry

Special Equipment

  • roasting rack
  • large disposable foil pan
  • instant-read thermometer

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  • In a large 8-quart stockpot, dissolve the salt in the hot water. Add the rest of the brine ingredients and stir to combine. Let cool to room temperature. Add the ice cubes to the brine.
  • Rinse the turkey breast under cold water and then place it in the brine. Add enough cold water to totally cover the turkey breast by at least ½ inch. Carefully stir the brine again. Cover and refrigerate for about 12 hours.
  • Remove the turkey breast from the stockpot and discard the brine. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place a large foil pan on top of the Flavorizer bars, below the cooking grate. Fill it halfway with room temperature water. Prepare the grill for cooking over medium heat (400°F).
  • Place the turkey, skin side up, in a roasting rack set inside a large disposable foil pan. Brush the skin with the melted butter. Grill the turkey breast above foil pan, over medium heat, with the lid closed, until the skin is golden and the internal temperature reaches 165°F in the thickest part of the breast (not touching the bone), about 1½ hours. Remove from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes (the internal temperature will rise a few degrees during this time). Cut into thin slices.

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