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Brining the turkey?
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Brining the turkey?

Do you brine your turkey? What's the purpose of doing so? How do you brine the turkey? Sally? You probably know.






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11-22-2013 08:12 PM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

I've only attempted to brine a turkey once. I used Alton Browns recipe which has rave reviews. The only problem was when I opened up my turkey that I ordered from the butcher the damn thing was rotten and I didn't have time to get another one. I was pretty pissed.

Anyway, I'm going to try it again this year. Here's the link.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton...index.html





11-22-2013 08:32 PM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

I think when you brine a turkey it adds more flavor and moisture. If you're going to brine I think you should stay away from kosher turkeys or any others that list that a sodium solution has been added. You want a fresh or frozen one with nothing added to it.





11-22-2013 08:44 PM
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RE: Brining the turkey?



I think Maggot does this.






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RE: Brining the turkey?

(11-22-2013 08:12 PM)ramseycat Wrote:  What's the purpose of doing so?

Brining poultry is done for the same reason as adding salt, or seasoning, to any food; it enhances the natural flavour of the meat. The added bonus with turkey is it keeps the flesh moist.

You can brine with water and salt, I do a chicken with beer and salt, there are thousands of brine recipes. With a turkey you'll probably want to add some sweetness, like a cup of sugar or something like honey or maple syrup. Herbs and garlic also work well. As does a little chilli etc. Go google..





11-22-2013 08:45 PM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

This being a rams thread I thought the the thread title was supposed to be "bringing the turkey".






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11-22-2013 11:18 PM
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(11-22-2013 11:18 PM)Clang McFly Wrote:  This being a rams thread I thought the the thread title was supposed to be "bringing the turkey".

Me too!

I would say great minds think alike but you've got a mouldy mushroom with delusions of grandeur in between your ears.






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11-26-2013 02:40 PM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

I use about a cup of sea salt per gallon of water it usually takes 2 gallons.
You take the turkey and put it in a big bucket or clean pan then add the salt water solution. Do not use salt with iodine in it.
let it sit in the fridge for a full day (24 hrs) then take it out a couple hrs before you cook it and let it sit. I am doing mine tonight. I brine cucumbers for pickles also. It makes it very moist.






11-26-2013 02:54 PM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

Never used a brine step on turkey before, but always do it with my BBQ chicken breasts. I use a sugar/salt/water combo for at least 8 hours. Makes a big difference in the juiciness of the end product. I imagine it certainly wouldn't hurt to do this with a turkey, as the two are fairly similar. I do score my chicken breasts prior to putting it in the brine.






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11-27-2013 07:38 AM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

I pump beer brine into whole chickens and smoke them relatively coolish for longer than normal...frickin' amazingly tender, awesome smoky, malty, salty-sweet flavour.





11-27-2013 09:11 AM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

Yeah....a smoker is definitely on my list of shit to buy in the future.






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11-27-2013 09:21 AM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

I have a neighbour who built one out of an old fridge carcass. It's actually pretty awesome. Probably more functional than the one I paid good dollars for! Now there's some re-purposing, man style..





11-27-2013 09:27 AM
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(11-26-2013 02:40 PM)Cynical Ninja Wrote:  I would say great minds think alike
Thanks. That's all I needed to hear/see. I'm sure you posted some unimportant words after that but who cares.






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11-27-2013 01:52 PM
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RE: Brining the turkey?

I've decided not to brine. My mom never brined and it was fine. I've never brined and it was fine. Maybe next time when I'm not under pressure and cooking for so many. I'm going to make the meal again when my brother can eat it all.






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