It doesn’t get much hotter than the EGG cookin’ in July! Make sure to keep yourself hydrated with a bit of whatever you’re using for the Beer Can Chicken. Ice Cream Sandwiches are also a great way to stay cool. Looking for some great ideas for a summer cook out? Try out a Pimento Cheeseburger or Dr. BBQ’s Spare Rib Surprise. Just don’t be surprised if your neighbors stop by for a quick bite when they smell what you’re cooking!
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I normally use 1 Tablespoon of Kosher or sea salt per cup of water. Also add 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar per cup of water. Add any other spice that you want the meat to be impregnated with the flavor, but be careful with the herbs, as they tend to overpower other flavors.
Taste the brine before you put the meat inside. It should be salty, but not extremely salty that tastes disgusting.
Its always better to have the meat in one piece and cut it after the brine, so you can push forward the brining time, without getting salty or mushy meat.
Rinse and pat dry the meat after the brine, and enjoy a flavorful cut.