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Recipe Discussions => Rubs and Sauces => Topic started by: vipergts2 on June 07, 2014, 01:07:47 pm

Title: brine for chicken?
Post by: vipergts2 on June 07, 2014, 01:07:47 pm
 I am going to smoke a couple chickens and wondered if someone could point me to a basic brine to use.
Title: Re: brine for chicken?
Post by: Habanero Smoker on June 07, 2014, 02:00:05 pm
Hi vipergts2;

Welcome to the forum.

A basic poultry brine would be

1 gal. water (or other liquid, such as apple juice)
1/2 C. Morton Kosher salt (4 oz)
1/2 C sugar (either white or brown, or other sweetener)

Depending on the size of your chicken; brine 4 - 6 hours

A lot of members like: Apple Juice Turkey Brine (http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?21-Apple-Juice-Turkey-Brine-by-Smokehouse-Rob&p=29#post29)
Title: Re: brine for chicken?
Post by: vipergts2 on June 09, 2014, 10:13:41 am
Thanks much. The brine worked fine and everybody seemed to like the chicken. Took about 4 hours in my smoker for two hole chickens. I also took as the backbone as suggested on the forum. worked great.
Title: Re: brine for chicken?
Post by: Habanero Smoker on June 09, 2014, 01:10:42 pm
Great to hear your smoke/cook was a success.