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How long to brine?

Crab legCrab leg Posts: 291
edited 11:00PM in EggHead Forum
Got some real nice bone in 1 1/2" thick pork chops and they just went into a nice brine. How long to brine these? Is 2 hours going to do the trick?
Seth

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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Crab leg,
    Pork chops brined could take 12 hours or more. 2 hours is marinating. A light brine that I make is 1 cup salt, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 gal. water. [p]I brine whole chicken, turkey, pork shoulder. Takes 2-3 days.[p]Clay Q

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  • ZekeZeke Posts: 90
    Clay Q, salt or Kosher salt? Regular salt is too strong for my delicate taste buds. Just wondering...

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  • Crab legCrab leg Posts: 291
    Zeke,
    I use Kosher, and plans just changed, so they will swim over night. I go with the same amounts that Clay does, but I used dark brown sugar and cut up a few apples and threw them in for kicks. Sounds like a good lunch tomorrow.
    Seth

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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Zeke,
    Always Kosher, no iodine. I like sea salt. In the old days folks cured with a lot of salt to preserve meat and some people still use a lot of salt. Now I go for flavor and I do not want a heavy salt taste so my brine is on the light side and it gives me the flavor of a cure without being too salty.

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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Crab leg,
    Yum, yum, yum. I realy enjoy a good smoke with my pork-especially when its brined. Good luck and have fun tomorrow!

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