Halving a turkey brine? Need some advice.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by worktogthr, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I am a novice when it comes to brining. I have only done it twice with the same recipe and that recipe was for a 14-18 pound turkey. I have a 7lb bone in turkey breast thawing and I was wondering do I half that brine recipe in order to brine the turkey breast and avoid it being too salty, mushy texture, etc.? Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure----If your piece of meat is half as big, and you cut the amount of water in half, you should cut the amount of all the other ingredients in half too.

    Bear
     
  3. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Haha thanks Bear for the advice multiple times over. I don't know why it posted so many times. I will half the brine recipe since the breast I'm smoking is roughly half the poundage of the turkey recommended in the recipe and I really enjoyed it when I used the recipe in the past. I'll be sure to post the smoke on Tuesday!
     

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