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Turkey Brine

EGGTASTICEGGTASTIC Posts: 32
edited 12:55PM in EggHead Forum
This Sunday I am doing an 18lb bird using Mad Max method. It will be the 4th bird I've done since Thanksgiving on my Egg! It is absolutely the best turkey I have ever had! I have been using the same brine for all of my whole poultry. In an effort to change up my brine I googled 'Turkey Brine' and came up with a recipe that looked different and easy! It called for Juniper Berries. I checked my local grocery store web site and they had them! I figured it would be easy to find them.

My office is in the same plaza as a World Market so I dropped in this afternoon to see if they had them. They didn't BUT they had a bunch of the Turkey Brine in the photo:

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It has in it:

Sea Salt
Brown Sugar
Cranberries
Apples
Garlic
Orange Peel
Juniper Berries
Malabar Black Peppecorns
Thyme
Rosemary
Sage

The price was marked as $7.99. Seemed a little expensive but figured I would give it a try! It calls fro 2 cups/gallon of water. The container has 4 cups in it.

The GREAT news is when I took it to the register it rang up for $1.99! That is a WIN if you ask me!

So my question. Has anyone used this to brine a turkey or any poultry? I have 1.5 gallons of it cooling down and all I can say is WOW! It is aromatic!

The side of the bottle has the following website: www.spicehunter.com on it. I went to the site but it is not listed as a product!
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Comments

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Never seen it but the mix sounds great. Did some brine chicken quarters tonight that is simular to whats in this just a little simpler. Let us hear results!
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,861
    For $1.99 you got a deal.

    Here is some more info on the subject!

    http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/1999/07/brining_29.html
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  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    The mixture seems to have all of the right stuff in it .If I were you I would go back and get three or four more jars of it unless they find out it had the wrong price on it.You could not and get the spices from scratch at that price and besides the shelf life should be good for quite some time. Looks like you found yourself a good deal.So hurry up and cook up a batch of whatever and see how you like it and you might make a second trip to the store.
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  • NessmukNessmuk Posts: 251
    I use Williams-Sonoma. It beats anything I have made or other brands I have bought.
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  • Angie2BAngie2B Posts: 543
    Might find something you like here too..

    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?q[]=brine&ls=h
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