- Joined Sep 6, 2010
when you make your brine do you boil the mixture together the put on your bird or just mix and put your bird in and soak over night?
agreed I will boil mine the night before than let it sit out over night till it reaches romm temp... the next morn i will add ice and the bird than stuff it in the fridge...You don't have to bring it to a full boil, but I do like to heat it enough to dissolve the salt and sugar well. Then I let it cool back down to room temp. before putting it on the poultry.
Don't sell yourself short Dave.... we all walk a couple of laps between the smoker-couch-fridge (for beer)-couch-smoker, rinse, repeat, and call it a good weekend!Boil? Warm Up????? Just to help dissolve the sugar and salt? Heck that's the only exercise I really get nowadays, stirring the pot, in more ways than one......
Steve why the next day add the bird and ice what is the Ice for?
The brine will help moisture penetrate the bird, helping the white meat to keep from drying out.I usually give the bird a cold water rinse off, then I'll season if I think it's needed.Some folks will also inject the bird, just before smoking it. Sometimes there is not a way around it, you have to give things a try to find out what you like best. I know... decision, decisions. It's all good my friend.I must of been over thinking it I thought it may of been science not logical now what is the brine for and do you wash it all off before seasoning the bird
If that happens you can reduce the salt by soaking in cold water and changing the water 2-3 times. Might not get it all but will helpWhat ever you do do not Forget the chicken in the bath for 32 hrs. AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGG Chicken flavored Salt.
Oh well there is alway tomorrow.
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