Originally Posted by Oregon Smoker
you might not have your ratio of water to solids is not correct, both salt and sugar go to solution I believe so if after mixing you still have solids you might add more liquid . you might refer to Pop's brine, very proven, it is a great correct mix and works every time. the link is below
Keep On Smokin,
Thanks. Here is what it says. Although I wound up just pouring it into the large pot of water. My son-in-law brines and he doesn't dissolve it first. So we'll see !!! Thanks for your help!
For each gallon of cold water used in the brine, add the following:
3/4 cup coarse kosher salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 gallon cold water
1 tablespoon black pepper
Dissolve salt and sugar in the boiling water. Add it to the cold water; add pepper and stir to combine.
Here is the actual link to pinterest where I found it.