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Brine vs Marinating

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Instead of Brining I was thinking about marinating my chicken before smokin, has anybody tried this and recommend a good recipe, also I have a tangerine tree i have to cut down Has anyone use orange/tangerine  tree wood to smoke? thanks

post #2 of 5

I generally don't brine or marinade my birds, but that orange/tangerine wood will make for some fantastic smokes!

post #3 of 5

Marinating with a marinade is adding flavor.  Go for it if your dish requires it!


Brining uses salt to achieve osmosis.  This can suck flavors and liquid into your meat.  If that is what you are after?  Go for it!


Brining with cure is different.  If you are brining to cure meat, there are a lot of safety guidelines to follow.


Post up your goal, and there will be experienced people here who will be glad to help you.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #4 of 5

guess I kinda do both. I brine my birds and then inject them. 

post #5 of 5

I guess I do a combination too. I use a sugar salt brine with Montreal chicken seasoning in it, so the salt pulls the seasoning into the meat.

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