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The Herbed Poultry Brine from: Charcuterie, The craft of Salting Smoking and Curing

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  • I'm getting a little tipsy. Should I just wait for the duck til tomorrow?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I'm getting a little tipsy. Should I just wait for the duck til tomorrow?
    it's up...............

  • hey clettus, what kind of pink salt do I need. I'm ordering the book from Amazon and I want to get the salt at the same time. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Go to academy and buy it. It's $2. I bought 4 of them. They have fiesta brand sodium nitrite. That's all you need. Any sodium nitrite will work.

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  • Book ordered, salt not. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • If you have an iPad, it's on iBooks. That's the way i did it.

  • I have a kindle, iPhone, and iMac. No iPad........ Yet
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • I have a kindle, iPhone, and iMac. No iPad........ Yet

    A ha. Prolly have it on kindle too but hard copy would be good

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,184

    I have a kindle, iPhone, and iMac. No iPad........ Yet

    A ha. Prolly have it on kindle too but hard copy would be good
    Kindle-version is 19 and change on Amazon.
  • I got the hardcover for $20 plus $6 for shipping.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,083

    Dang, you are gonna be through that book before I even get started.

    I got my curing salt through Butcher packer and Supply Company online. 8oz for $2.50. Haven never seen it at my academy. I try not to go in there or I will spend too much money, but I'll look next time I go in there, which maybe tomorrow. Need more ammo for the ranch next weekend....and maybe another gun....

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

     

  • Griffin said:

    Dang, you are gonna be through that book before I even get started.

    I got my curing salt through Butcher packer and Supply Company online. 8oz for $2.50. Haven never seen it at my academy. I try not to go in there or I will spend too much money, but I'll look next time I go in there, which maybe tomorrow. Need more ammo for the ranch next weekend....and maybe another gun....

    It's on the jerky/sausage making supply aisle back by camping. It's not on the seasoning aisle

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,083
    Oh, I know. I've looked there before. In 3 seperate Academy's (dallas, mesquite and frisco). Trust me, I've looked. But I'll look again tomorrow although now I have enough for 100 lbs of meat or 100 gallons of brine. I should be good for awhile.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

     

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,111
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

  • cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    I'm doing a 15lb ham in a brining bag in a cooler with ice this week. If you have an extra fridge, head on over to Home Depot and get one of the 5 gallon orange buckets. we are headed to my sisters ranch this year so I'm not doing a bird for the first time in quite a while. we were put in charge of breakfast so we made 10 lbs of bacon and a fresh brined, maple glazed ham with some jalapeño cheese grits.......boom.......that just happened. It's going to blow their minds

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,111
    cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    I'm doing a 15lb ham in a brining bag in a cooler with ice this week. If you have an extra fridge, head on over to Home Depot and get one of the 5 gallon orange buckets. we are headed to my sisters ranch this year so I'm not doing a bird for the first time in quite a while. we were put in charge of breakfast so we made 10 lbs of bacon and a fresh brined, maple glazed ham with some jalapeño cheese grits.......boom.......that just happened. It's going to blow their minds
    Where do you get brining bags?  I don't have a extra fridge so a bucket wont work.  

    Man, that sounds awesome Guy Fieri!!  =P~

  • cazzy said:
    cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    I'm doing a 15lb ham in a brining bag in a cooler with ice this week. If you have an extra fridge, head on over to Home Depot and get one of the 5 gallon orange buckets. we are headed to my sisters ranch this year so I'm not doing a bird for the first time in quite a while. we were put in charge of breakfast so we made 10 lbs of bacon and a fresh brined, maple glazed ham with some jalapeño cheese grits.......boom.......that just happened. It's going to blow their minds
    Where do you get brining bags?  I don't have a extra fridge so a bucket wont work.  

    Man, that sounds awesome Guy Fieri!!  =P~

    I'm brining my ham in a gallon of Rumple Mintz, 1lb of sweet sticky weed, 4 crushed up ambien and instead of pink salt, I used the artisanal meth from the Trappist monks in MO from the Williams Sonoma Thread......and of course, I will garnish with raisins.......Full Throttle!!!! Brining bags are at your local HEB in SA brother. $3 or so.

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,147
    cazzy said:
    cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    I'm doing a 15lb ham in a brining bag in a cooler with ice this week. If you have an extra fridge, head on over to Home Depot and get one of the 5 gallon orange buckets. we are headed to my sisters ranch this year so I'm not doing a bird for the first time in quite a while. we were put in charge of breakfast so we made 10 lbs of bacon and a fresh brined, maple glazed ham with some jalapeño cheese grits.......boom.......that just happened. It's going to blow their minds
    Where do you get brining bags?  I don't have a extra fridge so a bucket wont work.  

    Man, that sounds awesome Guy Fieri!!  =P~

    I'm brining my ham in a gallon of Rumple Mintz, 1lb of sweet sticky weed, 4 crushed up ambien and instead of pink salt, I used the artisanal meth from the Trappist monks in MO from the Williams Sonoma Thread......and of course, I will garnish with raisins.......Full Throttle!!!! Brining bags are at your local HEB in SA brother. $3 or so.
    how many of those you had today?

    also to the brining bags, have in the past used the roasting bags for turkeys sold by the ziploc section double bag it and you should be leak free!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    cazzy said:
    cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    I'm doing a 15lb ham in a brining bag in a cooler with ice this week. If you have an extra fridge, head on over to Home Depot and get one of the 5 gallon orange buckets. we are headed to my sisters ranch this year so I'm not doing a bird for the first time in quite a while. we were put in charge of breakfast so we made 10 lbs of bacon and a fresh brined, maple glazed ham with some jalapeño cheese grits.......boom.......that just happened. It's going to blow their minds
    Where do you get brining bags?  I don't have a extra fridge so a bucket wont work.  

    Man, that sounds awesome Guy Fieri!!  =P~

    I'm brining my ham in a gallon of Rumple Mintz, 1lb of sweet sticky weed, 4 crushed up ambien and instead of pink salt, I used the artisanal meth from the Trappist monks in MO from the Williams Sonoma Thread......and of course, I will garnish with raisins.......Full Throttle!!!! Brining bags are at your local HEB in SA brother. $3 or so.
    What a coincidence, I'm using an ounce of OG Kush, dilaudid in place of pink salt, a Chimay (meth is bad, m-kay) (blue) and some bath salts for the brine.  I'll smoke with angle trumpets (very fruity and trumpety) rather than your Texas standard - mesquite.   The epinephrine rub will add some ZANG to the mix, (plus some instant espresso and chili).  The in-laws will be out-laws if they get randomly tested but the sous vide before the sear will ensure juiciness!
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • U_tarded said:
    cazzy said:
    cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    I'm doing a 15lb ham in a brining bag in a cooler with ice this week. If you have an extra fridge, head on over to Home Depot and get one of the 5 gallon orange buckets. we are headed to my sisters ranch this year so I'm not doing a bird for the first time in quite a while. we were put in charge of breakfast so we made 10 lbs of bacon and a fresh brined, maple glazed ham with some jalapeño cheese grits.......boom.......that just happened. It's going to blow their minds
    Where do you get brining bags?  I don't have a extra fridge so a bucket wont work.  

    Man, that sounds awesome Guy Fieri!!  =P~

    I'm brining my ham in a gallon of Rumple Mintz, 1lb of sweet sticky weed, 4 crushed up ambien and instead of pink salt, I used the artisanal meth from the Trappist monks in MO from the Williams Sonoma Thread......and of course, I will garnish with raisins.......Full Throttle!!!! Brining bags are at your local HEB in SA brother. $3 or so.
    how many of those you had today?

    also to the brining bags, have in the past used the roasting bags for turkeys sold by the ziploc section double bag it and you should be leak free!

    I've had 37! ...............ours was just a giant ziplock but we paid $2 more because we were at whole foods. I'm sure it was made with some special non global warming sustainable materials..........or they just bought the zip locks and put it in a new box with graphics that look 20 years old made with soy ink and charged me 40% more

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,083
    cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    I use a cheapo ole metal stock pot for my brining. Not sure onthe size but it held an 18.5 lber. Can look at it when I get home if you want.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

     

  • I have a kindle, iPhone, and iMac. No iPad........ Yet
    A ha. Prolly have it on kindle too but hard copy would be good


    I too do Kindle, but my book has lots of margin notes scribbled in.

     

    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • cazzy said:
    OK...this may be a dumb question, but what are yall using to brine your birds in?  I don't know if I have anything big enough to put a 20# bird in that will keep it completely submerged.  

    A 5 gallon bucket.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    I bought some rubbermaid plastic storage bins from Home Despot that hold a turkey, and that are much shorter than the 5 gal buckets.  If I use a bucket, I have to rearrange the beer and remove a shelf in the manbearcave fridge. 

    If you have a big enough crisper drawer, and I do this for smaller stuff, you can put your brine and meat in a bag and throw it in that.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • Ha! I can just put it in the garage.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    Ha! I can just put it in the garage.
    Ha!  You're garage is cold, mine is toasty, toasty warm!
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    hapster said:
    Brine question... The bone in breasts that I picked up last night do not state "enhanced" anywhere on the label; but to say they have up to 6% added water, with no preservatives, MSG, etc...

    Are they okay to brine?
    Yes they're ok.  If they added salt, it would say "enhanced" or "solution" or "salt" somewhere (unless it's illegally labeled).
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    edited November 2012
    @hapster - No prob.  Another way to tell is to look at the nutritional information label.  The sodium per serving should be well under 100 milligrams per serving.  If it's several hundred or more, then salt was added. 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,859
    That's perfect.  I just bags all the time for brining and marinating.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,111
    So question, do I rinse the bird after I pull it from the brine?  Didn't see that listed in the instructions but many recipes say to rinse it so just checking.

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