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Brined Cherry Smoked Kettle Chops

motocrash

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I have been using this brine for years, I found it a while back and altered to the below.

2 cups apple juice - I use 100%, no sugar added (Juicy Juice)
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 cup kosher salt - I use Diamond Crystal
1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
1 tsp red pepper flakes - I use Gochugaru
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Jaccard or stab the chops with a fork to tenderize/perforate.

Bring to simmer stirring with whisk to dissolve sugar/salt, remove from heat, add 2 cups ice cubes and whisk to cool quickly.
Once cool, pour into zip bag and add chops. Brine 24 hours, rinse chops and add a little rub or seasonings of choice.

I use a different brine for poultry but it would be good on birds too.

Brined Chops.jpg
 

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Really nice . Love a good chop done right . Nice work .
 

yankee2bbq

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Thanks for sharing that recipe.
Chops look good. I will try this recipe.
 

gmc2003

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Real good color and markings on those chops. Bet they tasted great.

Point for sure
Chris
 

motocrash

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Well, it seems the quote function isn't working, so....
chopsaw chopsaw - Thanks man, I bet you can saw through a good chop :emoji_grin: Thanks for the like.
yankee2bbq yankee2bbq - Thanks for the like, give it a try, you'll like it. It's good for ribs too!
gmc2003 gmc2003 - The color is the work of the cherry and the sear marks are courtesy of a vintage Weber cast iron grate. Appreciate the like!

Johnny Ray Johnny Ray , tropics tropics , Colin1230 Colin1230 - Thanks for the likes guys!
 

disco

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Nice brine. Thanks for posting it. Big like.
 

civilsmoker

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Very nice crash! I took a screen cap of the recipe so I can try it out!
 

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Those chops look lip smacking good, yum!

I'll have to try your brine sometime.
I believe that all porkchops should be brined for max juiciness and flavor
 

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Looks Mighty Tasty from here, Moto !!
Nice Job!
Like.

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