1st time chicken brine.

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by moses, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    Brined chicken for the 1st time today. I will never smoke chicken any other way again. Wow is all I can say.

  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Amen to that!

  3. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

  4. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    mind me asking what you used for a brine... thinking of brining some cornish hens.
  5. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    by the way... that looks great... really moist.
  6. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    1/2 gal cold water
    1/2 cup kosher salt
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup Dales marinade

    Soaked meat for 4 hrs then rinsed and patted dry then added evoo and my rub
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  7. I did my first brine over the weekend.

    2 gal cold water

    2 cups sugar

    2 cups sea salt

    fresh garlic ( I love garlic so I used alot.)

    Fresh onion out of our garden.

    Let sit over night and it was the moistest bird I have ever had!
  8. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    Can you use the same type of brine for pork?
  9. I have never brined pork. I use a straight rub on pork.

    Pork rub

    Garlic powder

    onion powder

    brown sugar

     wrap in plastic and let sit over night in the fridge.
  10. moses

    moses Meat Mopper

    That's all I've ever done. Just curious if a brine would bring more moisture to the pork.
  11. bgray

    bgray Fire Starter

    I also did a brined chicken on Sunday.  Turned out great.  Mine ended up looking awfully similar to yours!

    Very nice!
  12. Yes you can brine pork the same ...I do it all the time on chops and roasts....
  13. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Good lord wouldnt do another way. Jusrt melts in your mouth. Also luv Stubbs marinate ifn you dont brine. Um Um Um. Dave

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