Disney Copycat Recipe: Smoked Turkey Legs
Seasoned Meat Tenderizer
Ziploc Freezer Bags
Jumbo Turkey Legs
Mix together all of the brine ingredients, add the 8 cups of cold water last.
Put two turkey legs each in a large Ziploc bag and cover with the brine.
Zip tight and place in a large casserole dish and let sit overnight in the refrigerator, up to 12 hours or so.
Be sure the brine is touching the legs, and you can turn them around once in a while during the brining stage to ensure complete coverage.
The next day, set your smoker to about 220 F.
Drain the legs from the brine, rinse the legs lightly under cool running water, and pat dry
Season with your favorite dry rub.
Smoke for about 4 hours at 225 F.
Bring it down to 180F for the last hour, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160 F.
When you remove the turkey legs, it will continue to cook up to the proper 165 F.