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thanksgiving 101/ turkey brine

in reading "thanksgiving 101" by rick rodgers - he says that 10 to 16 hours is the time for brining a turkey - over 16 hours if a definable "NO"

what is your thinking ?

thanks, mr toad
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 924
    It will be too salty if you brine longer. I don't do it longer than 12.
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • LitLit Posts: 5,983
    I guess it depends on the salt content of the brine. The charcuterie smoked turkey brine says to brine it for 48 hours if I remember correctly and I brined mine for 36 hours this thanksgiving and it was amazing.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,687
    Lit has brightened my day!

    All puns aside, it does depend on the salt content. Quick brines have high salt content to produce faster results. I did the Ruhlman brine and did it for 36 hours as well. It was incredible. It will also depend on the weight of the turkey.

    Here is the brine.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,630

    I am in the club that says you don't need to brine at all. Small club, but a few of us.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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