Author Topic: brine for chicken?  (Read 1988 times)

Offline vipergts2

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brine for chicken?
« 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.

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Re: brine for chicken?
« Reply #1 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
« Last Edit: June 07, 2014, 02:06:08 pm by Habanero Smoker »


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Offline vipergts2

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Re: brine for chicken?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: brine for chicken?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 01:10:42 pm »
Great to hear your smoke/cook was a success.


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