How to Brine a Turkey & Why You Should

There are lots of ways to cook your Thanksgiving turkey: smoke it, fry it, spatchcock it. But a traditional roast turkey is probably the most common option—and perfectly delicious when you do it right...

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Brining Question

by rriley99 3 years ago

Howdy guys, I stumbled upon a recipe where you brine a 3# pork loin in 2.5gal of brine for about 5 days in the fridge. Now I've got a mini fridge from my college days that I use for things like t...

Brining Corn Fed Chicken Breasts (Skin on / Bone In)

by chrism007 3 years ago

Hi Guys, I've got the family coming over for lunch on the weekend and have ordered some Holmbrae Corn Fed Chicken Breasts (Bone In, Skin On) to roast in my wood fired oven. The Holmbrae Corn ...

Why brine poultry and pork but not beef?

by just_M 9 years ago

Does anyone brine beef? If so, how and with what results? If not, why not? There may be recipes out there, but I haven't seen them. With such great results brining poultry and pork its got me looki...

Best way to Pan-Roast Chicken?

by SmallSteps3000 4 years ago

Help! Brines and Marinades are RUINING the skin on my chicken! The skin is not as crisp and as dark as I'd like it to be with zero of that lovely smokey/charred/fried flavor that you get from a ...

Turkey storage overnight question

by cubanita7272 4 years ago

My turkey is a little frozen still. Thats why im thinking im going to keep the turkey in the bowl of saltwater covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for like 3-4 hours to help it thaw completly. ...


by stan319 4 years ago

This may be a dumb question, but to brine a 3 lb. turkey breast should I cut back on the mix of the brine or mix it all up and just use what I need ?

Maple Syrup for Brined Turkey

by rainndancer 4 years ago

So, for the past 4 years, I have been making Bacon Wrapped Maple Brined Turkey for T Day. Comes out perfect every time.I try to add variety each year by adding different spices, citrus, etc. This ...

Brineing a turkey overnight

by cubanita7272 4 years ago

Hi! This is my first time brineing a turkey for thanksgiving and i was wondering if i put the turkey in a big bowl with the water and salt and cover it up with plastic wrap or aluminum foil it woul...

Dry brined disaster

by sheriff 4 years ago

Help! I am doing a dry brine for the turkey this year. Last night I applied a nice sage and bay salt rub to my twenty pound bird. The bird was fresh, but had a decent amount of ice in the cavity....

Should I brine a Butterball turkey?

by Thanks4Food 7 years ago

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 with...

Brining A Turkey

by Snowbird80 4 years ago

I purchased a Butterball, All Fresh, Natural Turkey. In the past i have brined the turkey. This one says it contains up to a 4% solution of water, salt and spices. Would you recommend brining it o...

Bought an 11lb "fresh" turkey but it's still partially frozen

by simdany 4 years ago

I removed the original packaging and found it still partially frozen. I wanted to dry-brine (covered in plastic wrap) for 3 days (72 hours) from tonight (Sunday) until Wednesday night and then leav...

Brine Capon for Thanksgiving?

by Diane in Bexley 4 years ago

Planning a 10 lb. capon for the holiday. Have made them before, but was thinking I might brine it this time. Capons are naturally much juicier than turkey and even chicken. Would this really be nec...

Quick brine for turkey

by AMM2008 4 years ago

Hello! I am planing my Thanksgiving menu from afar - we are headed up to our 2nd house in Northern NH but unfortunately we won't arrive unitl late on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. I ...

Dry Brining Chicken With Salt Instead of Wet Brining

by gothamette 6 years ago

I salted a roasting chicken the night before and let it sit overnight in the fridge. Most of the salt (kosher) was on the surface of the skin, but I wedged some in between the skin and the meat. Le...

Defrosting meat in a brine questio n

by MV 14 years ago

I meant to defrost some pork chops over night and put them in a brine before i went to work this morning but i forgot to leave them out last night. So this morning i placed the chops directly in t...

Brining scallops?

by ipsedixit 10 years ago

I'm talking dry scallops, of course. Do any you give your scallops a quick (about 3-4 minute) soaking in a brining solution before pan searing? I tried this the other night and really enjoyed...

Salt Brine

by ChefRican 4 years ago

I did a dry brine on a butterflied chicken. Not only did I salt the outside but I salted in between the skin. After I take the chicken out and wash the salt out, will the chicken still come out salty?

Brines: The science behind it doesnt add up!

by achilles007 9 years ago

The process behind what fuels a brine is what's known as osmosis. Osmosis is the flow of water molecules to and through a semi-permeable membrane from a hypotonic environment (water with less s...

Brining rant...

by jerrys88 4 years ago

I will not brine chicken anymore. Yes, I've read countless recipes and articles singing its praises - well seasoned, moist meat. The problem is, every time I've tried it with chicken, I've had ...