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How long is too long to brine a turkey breast?

I will be smoking two breasts that are about 10 pounds each.  They are probably about 85% frozen.  I was planning on putting them on late tomorrow night.  Is 24 hours too long to leave them in the brine?


  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,326
    It's about right, I do pork butts 12-24 hours depending on when I eat, I do whole chickens 12 hours, usually do whole turkeys 24 breast is smaller but not significant so you could either A reduce time, or be reduce salt (not too much though)
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 16,073
    For that size, 24 hours is fine with a 5-6% salt brine. 
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