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HELP! Ugrent question. Butterfly before or after brining.

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I have read a lot about smoking chicken.

 

I have decided to use the Slaughterhouse Poultry Brine.

 

My question is, do I brine the chickens whole or do I butterfly them before brine?

 

I'm up late and want to brine before bed.  Just need to know, should I butterfly tonight or tomorrow morning?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 4
Well it's a little late now to answer your question, but it honestly doesn't mater from a quality standpoint. I usually do all my cutting before the brine just because it's easier than dealing with a wet, slippery bird afterwards. You'll be fine either way.
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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post

Well it's a little late now to answer your question, but it honestly doesn't mater from a quality standpoint. I usually do all my cutting before the brine just because it's easier than dealing with a wet, slippery bird afterwards. You'll be fine either way.

 

And stock from the bones is better in my humble estimation. I am going to have to try a spatchcocked chicken again some day.

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Good point.  I did the cutting before.  I didn't think about handling the chicken after being in the brine.  I just got lucky.  I will cut first brine second going forward.  BTW, the chicken was awesome.  I will build a thread with pictures later tonight,

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