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rrcon2000

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I was wondering if brining a store bought turkey is too much since most turkeys are already brined. I hate to ruin a good thing. Any suggestions would be great.


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up in smoke

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Seems to me, the effect of osmosis will equalize its self as far as salt levels are concerned. By not oversalting your brine, and utilizing other flavors I canâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]t imagine a 12-24 hr brine would hurt anything. A tip that has served me well is to taste your brine before you apply it to your turkey. If itâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s too salty for you, itâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s probably too salty for Mr. Gobble.
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deejaydebi

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You can read the lables and find turkeys that aren't brined, pumped or water added if posible - fresh turkeys sometimes frozen. If you do a brine you can still add flavors you want. Just stay away from the Butterball type and that sort.

I alwas brine my turkeys and their great!
 

t-bone tim

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I'm with dee-jay ,brine a turkey with no additives ,in Canada the Butterball brand is injected with vegatable oil,source out a bird with no additives such as a plain grade A or Ut ,in Canada it is law to have a UFT label stating an additives ,attached to any cut of meat that is not 100 % natural,hope this helps ,T-bone ,( Tim.)
 

crewdawg52

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Where I live, you can get a fresh Amish bird with no additives, salt, etc. Definetly worth the few extra cents per pound. This way you know exactly what and how much "seasonings" you added.
 

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