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Should I brine a Butterball turkey?

Thanks4Food | Nov 10, 201209:53 AM     33

I know Butterball is a bad word around here, but I wanted to experiment grilling a turkey and this was all my husband could find at short notice. It's a Butterball Premium young turkey "raised without hormones" but it does say it contains "up to 8 percent solution of water, salt, spices."

I want to see just how easily I can grill a turkey and would just as well not brine it, but people rave so much about brining, I'm wondering if I should try that too.

BTW, I've still got it thawing in cold water and want to grill it tomorrow, so there's not a lot of time. But I should have at least 10-12 hours if it's worth trying. Oh, and I don't have a large bag to do it in, so that might be an issue--trying to find one in the little time I'll have tonight to go looking. Can I do it directly in the crisper drawer without a bag, or is that a bad idea?

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