How long after brining can I wait to cook?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by merlin, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Last night I made my brine for my chicken that I'm going to start brining possibly today or tomorrow for bout 8 hrs. I took gallon of water with 1 cup kosher salt and 1 cup sugar along with bout half cup of apple juice and hint of apple spice. Just a pinch. My question is if I were to brine it lets say today take it out of the brine tonight, rinse and pat dry. Is that ok to leave in the fridge covered Til the next day? I will also be injecting it and applying a rub as well. Any sleep would be great. Thanks :)
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Merlin, morning....  Leaving in the refer extra time allows the brine to equilibrate through the meat for more uniform flavor...   Injecting is probably not necessary because of the brine....   A rub will add flavor to the skin....   
  3. Thank

    Thank you Dave for your advice. I'll be sure to post some pics

  4. Brine chicken for bout 8 hrs

    Coated with molasses and seasoned

    Injected with my apple juice based injection

    Rubbed down and being left over night. I'll post picks when they come off the smoker. :)
  5. Interesting to see brine then inject. I am interested in the outcome.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

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