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Joined Jun 26, 2007
I've done a few turkeys now and they have turned out great but I want to brine one this time.  I've found a good brine recipe but not sure if I should change anything or cut back on the salt if I buy an "enhanced bird" which seems to be about all I see unless I want to spend $50. 


Joined Aug 23, 2010
I just did an "enhanced bird" using Tip's Brine, it was 12.25 pounds, and I brined it for 9 hours, pulled it out and rinsed it off, then let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.  It wasn't salty at all.  I think the overnighter in the refrigerator helped keep it from getting too salty.



Smoking Fanatic
Joined Feb 20, 2010
I have brined many a bird, but I have never let one sit in the fridge after I took it out of the brine. From what I have been reading that seems to help the bird a lot. I plan to try it this year.
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Smoke Blower
Joined Feb 9, 2009
I have brined every turkey I have done, never paid much attention to the "enhanced bird" on the label.  I have always used Tip's Brine as well, never had a problem with being too salty. 

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