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Offline austinsmoke

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Whole [or spatchcocked] chicken Brine Recipe
« on: July 17, 2018, 11:43:46 am »
Hi all,

Haven't been on the forums in a while [sold house, been in an apartment where I can't use my smoker].

I'm looking to smoke a couple of chickens [self-raised, non-injected].

With Susanminor site not working, can anyone provide a recipe for a brine that they like to use on chickens in the Bradley?

Planning to go with apple/mesquite mix of wood, with Jan's rub


Thanks!
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Re: Whole [or spatchcocked] chicken Brine Recipe
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 12:38:09 pm »
Not a brine, but love to melt 2 sticks butter in with Mrs.Dash and inject into the bird then rub some on the outside and cook
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Re: Whole [or spatchcocked] chicken Brine Recipe
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 01:17:56 pm »
Here is a simple and quick brine.

1 gallon cold water
1 cup pickling salt, or non-iodine table salt
1//2 cup sugar
6 large cloves of garlic, crushed
3 bay leaves, crumbled

Add  salt and sugar into a large stainless steel or plastic container. Stir until well dissolved. Stir in garlic, and bay leaves. Brine for 2 hours in a refrigerator.


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Offline rnmac

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Re: Whole [or spatchcocked] chicken Brine Recipe
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 01:49:18 pm »
I like using this recipe when I do turkey.

2      3 L.      P.C. Apple Cider
3      C.      Honey
2   ½   C.      Kosher Salt
1      T.      Peppercorns
2             Bay Leaves
2      T.      Thyme
2      T.      Sage
2      T.      Rosemary
2      Lg.      Onions   
Fill to 8 qt. Mark with water.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.

Offline DasBoot

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Re: Whole [or spatchcocked] chicken Brine Recipe
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 09:50:29 am »
Here is a simple and quick brine.

1 gallon cold water
1 cup pickling salt, or non-iodine table salt
1//2 cup sugar
6 large cloves of garlic, crushed
3 bay leaves, crumbled

Add  salt and sugar into a large stainless steel or plastic container. Stir until well dissolved. Stir in garlic, and bay leaves. Brine for 2 hours in a refrigerator.

This is a good standard brine.  I use similar.  I also like to add a 1/2 cup of soy sauce.