Ok I have brined several chickens, turkey's etc and they always come out great and juicy. Well I was over at a buddies house lastnight and told him I needed to head home so I could get my brine going for the turkey my neighbor dropped off to smoke for him. He was explaining that he was told if the bird has solution already added at the factory that there is no point to brine the bird as it will not take on any more of the brine because there is already a brine type solution added to the bird. I have never paid attention to the other birds I have done to see if it said anything on the package. Well I got home and checked and sure enough on the bottom it said something about a solution being added. Do they all have solution added or can you get them without? Also is there any truth to his info saying it will not take on any more brine?
He was trying to say that the bird takes on the brine because of a lack of salt in the bird and the salt in the brine reacts and pulls it into the bird and when it has already been added at the factory that it won't pull in any more of your brine. That just doesn't seem right to me so I have to see what the experts say on here.