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Brining help

Bonniexx | Nov 25, 201408:05 AM     10

I have a 16 lb bird. I bought it from a local farm. The legs are stretched out and I'm having a hard time getting them to tuck in.

To compensate, I've got a large stock pot (as tall as my fingertips to my elbow) in which the bird can almost fit.

The recipe I have for the brine is 1 cup salt and 1 gallon water. My guess is that this pot is 12 gallons.

I'm eyeballing that to submerge the bird, I need 4 gallons of water or so.

My question is do I use the proportion of water to salt that is in the original mix? I.e., do I use 4 cups of salt for the 4 gallons of water?

Just for fun, here's the bird. It looks hilarious to me :)

Thanks!

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