Cornish Game Hens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by cajun_1, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gonna do some yard birds tomorrow and found some game hens in the freezer. Gonna brine the yard birds and thought about throwing the game hens in with them. How long should they be in the brine ? They are alot smaller. What about temp ? Same 170* like the birds ?
     
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The temp should be the same for all poultry. As far as how long to brine, that's hard to say because I don't know how many birds in total you're brining. My guess would be minimum 6 hrs.
     
  3. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    2 yard birds..2 game hens....
     
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    same time on the brine- just rinse really well (24hrs is kinda a standard on all brine from what i've read-minimum 12)and i'd go to 180 on whole poultry.
     
  5. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Gyspy...I'll post pics of my latest mods & Q-View.
     

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