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Can a butterball be brined?????

SandiSandi Posts: 107
edited 4:35AM in EggHead Forum
They have such good deals on butterballs this week, .69 per pound, I have a coupon for 1.00 off on top of that. Just not sure if a butterball turkey can be brined or now and am NOT going to cook one unless brined.[p]Any thoughts on this?

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  • Sandi, wander back down the threads as I raised the identical question a couple weeks ago. There was quite a discussion and bottom line, the answer is yes. Those who were against it were outnumbered. ^oo^~

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Sandi,
    I just called the butterball hot line and asked, they said yes but best to use a fresh turkey.
    www.butterball.com if you care to look at their web site.
    New Bob

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Sandi,[p]I'll brine a Butterball anytime. As a matter of fact, next Wednesday will be the next time. This one (like most of ours) will be a frozen turkey.[p]Enjoy the bird.
    Puj

  • Sandi,[p]I just got off the phone with a helpful "home economist" from the Butterball Talk Line (1-800-BUTTERBALL). According to her, the rumor that the turkeys are injected with butter
    isn't exactly true. Up until about 3 years ago, their turkeys were injected with a buttery-textured sauce, but now their fresh turkeys are "all-natural" while their frozen products are injected with a vegetable-based broth. So, it looks like the answer to the question is this: If you get a frozen one that is "self-basting" or injected with the broth, brining will not help you. However, if you get a fresh, unadulterated bird, brine away![p]MikeO

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    MikeO,[p]Have to disagree about brining a frozen Butterball. If you haven't done so, try it sometime. I think you'll be pleased with the outcome.[p]Puj
  • BobbyGBobbyG Posts: 67
    Puj,
    I'm going to give this a try on Friday to cook a test, pre-thanksgiving day this saturday. Can you send me some details on Brining and cooking. I have a Med. BGE. Thanks.Bob

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    BobbyG,[p]Here's a link to the PDK Bird. The recipe will provide you the preparation, setup and cook for a brined turkey in the Egg. I'm assuming that you'll do a normal size turkey (12 to 14 LBS). The times and temperatures are applicable for a turkey 12 LBS and up. You can keep it very simple, or you can go through the trouble to prepare the bird as the recipe instructs. In a separate reply I'll provide a link to the an article about brines published a couple of years ago in the SF Chronicle.[p]Feel free to email me with additional questions.[p]Puj
    [ul][li]Eggtoberfest 2000 Turkey[/ul]
  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    BobbyG,[p]Here's the link to the article about brines.
    [ul][li]Ready for Brine Time[/ul]
  • BobbyGBobbyG Posts: 67
    Puj,
    Thanks very much for your feedback !! I'll let you know how it turns out. Bob

  • SandiSandi Posts: 107
    BobbyG,[p]If you're planning on doing da Puj's recipe for Turkey Eggfest 2000...you're gonna LOVE it! I tried it several months ago and got aboslute RAVES! I was just concerned about brining a butterball turkey. Now that the consensus feels it's fine, I'm using da Puj's recipe for my T-day turkey! Enjoy!
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