Various liquids for Brine

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by john dice, May 31, 2010.

  1. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    Finally got my smoker back!!! Recently I have been thinking of using various liquids like sodas or beer instead of water for the brine.

    Anyone ever try this?

    I figure with soda the sugar content is to high so dilute it some. Right now I have some thighs and drumsticks brining, I kept 4 thighs aside and 1/3 of the "water" i used ginger ale. Probably could of just thrown ginger in instead, but I am also interested in trying some rootbeer or cream soda.
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I have found a good brine and I haven't tried anything else yet it works so good too. I used Tip's Slaughter House Brine for Poultry and it is the bomb.
  3. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    The ginger ale batch didn't turn out with any giant taste difference. Something I will plan to play around more with.
  4. what is the purpose for brining? i also saw that of a turkey legs recipe. what does brining do to food?
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have read several posts with people using coke/cherry coke or Dr. Pepper for part of their marinade.

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