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Brine with Apple Juice? Recipes?

edited 11:41PM in EggHead Forum
Hi,
We're just about to make our brine. Anyone have any recipes to use with apple juice? [p]Thanks!
Susan :o)

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,521
    Susan Spuhler,
    I have seen some, but don't have any links for you. I would use my favorite brine, and subsitute apple juice or cider for some of the water, and reduce the amount of sugar used. (some recipes I have seen use all apple juice and no water).[p]I did the apple juice/water mixture the other day with lean pork chops, and had fine results.[p]Good luck!
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  • Susan Spuhler,
    I'm using a brining recipe called Smokin' Okie's that uses 1/2 cup of apple cider per gallon of water along with other ingredients. It's been highly recommended but this is my first try. You can go down to my post of 11/20 for the web link. You should read about brining as you don't want to get things chemically out of balance too much ... otherwise the brining won't work correctly. Better hurry ... you need to get that bird in the brine pretty quick if you want it for tomorrow!

  • hanker'n2grill,
    THanks, I found your post and have the brining website up right now.[p]Appreciate all your help!
    Susan :o)

  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    Nature Boy,
    I have a quick thought on Apple juice vs. Apple Cider. I would use apple cider only if it were pasteurized. Some of the natural microbes that live in apple cider I think could cause some nasty results in brine.[p]Hanker'n2grill brings up a good point about the chemical balance of the brine. Apple juice may be preferred since it is a more standardized product. Here is another thought, use frozen apple juice concentrate in place of some of the sugar. [p]Just thinking,
    RhumAndJerk[p]

  • Susan Spuhler,[p]Great! Let me know which recipe you decided on and how it came out after tomorrow.
  • Susan Spuhler,
    Check out Bill Wise's cookbook for the "apple-brined turkey." I made a double amount and put my 21 pounder in yesterday. I think it a great way to do ol' Tom.

  • Susan Spuhler,
    The link is http://www.tm52.com/bge/

    [ul][li]Wise One's cookbook[/ul]
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