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I am trying my second turkey on Thanksgiving. My first breast came out a little bland so I am going with the well-received slaughterhouse brine this time. I have two questions...

 

1. Do I need to cook the brine to dissolve everything first? Just simmer it until all is dissolved or just mix it up well?

 

2. I am doing about a 14# bird, I won't get to my parents house until Wednesday evening. So the most I will be able to brine it will be about 10 hours. It will go in that night and I will start smoking early Thursday morning. Will that be long enough, or should I inject it also? Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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1. No you don't need to to cook the brine just  mix it up really good.

 

2. 10 hours should be good. A lot of times I just brine it over night so you will be fine. I have not tried the injection but it definitely can't hurt the bird.

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I agree with RB I usually brine overnight as well and just stir the brine well to mix it all before putting the bird in it

post #4 of 8

I put mine on the stove and simmer for about 10 minutes and then cool it down. I don't know if it helps or not, but I have always had great results.

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Add me to the list that simmers it to ensure all is dissolved, just make sure to cool it back down in the refirgerator before placing the turkey in it. I usually make the brine the day before I am placing the bird in it.

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I have not heated my brine up yet just mixed it well.  I am with RB and Piney - overnite is all I have ever done

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Originally Posted by Pineywoods View Post

I agree with RB I usually brine overnight as well and just stir the brine well to mix it all before putting the bird in it


Ditto on what Jerry said.
 

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Ditto Ditto what Jerry and Rbrans said and rich also agreed to.

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