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Old 11-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #31
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I brine my 12-13 Lb turkey overnight. It goes in the brine at bedtime (11:00-12:00) and comes out a little before time to go in the oven. It works well for me.
I was planning on putting turkey in oven at 9:30AM.
Do you think brining 15 hrs is too long?
I go to bed early thats why I was going to start brining around 6:00PM


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Be sure to rinse the turkey thoroughly inside and out to remove excess salt solution as that will make your gravy too salty. Otherwise, I've not had an issue with brining.
Yes that seems to be the consensus with every recipe/article I have read so I will make sure I do that. Thank you
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #32
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I have used this recipe with a whole turkey in the past and loved it. I am cooking the turkey (parts) this year for 20+ folks and have bought 2 bone in breasts at Trader Joes. Not sure how I am going to proceed, but proceed I will. Has anyone used this recipe for turkey parts?
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #33
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I've halved the recipe for just one bone in breast and it worked beautifully, so a whole recipe for two breasts should be fine.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #34
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I was planning on putting turkey in oven at 9:30AM.
Do you think brining 15 hrs is too long?
I go to bed early thats why I was going to start brining around 6:00PM

Yes that seems to be the consensus with every recipe/article I have read so I will make sure I do that. Thank you
15 hours should be fine, especially if the turkey is large.

I just fill up the sink with cold water and soak the turkey for ten minutes or so turning once to rinse the turkey. I find that this is a little less messy than rinsing under running water.
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #35
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I was planning on putting turkey in oven at 9:30AM.
Do you think brining 15 hrs is too long?...

I brine for about 12 hours with no issue. You will be OK at 15 hours.
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Another brining newbie here -- would it be safe to use a large Ziploc bag (2 feet x 1.7 feet) for brining? I'm only going for a 12 lb. turkey but having trouble finding a suitable container.

I had entertained thoughts of doing a duck but got my plans changed for me.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:33 PM   #37
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IF the bag is big enough, it's OK. I'd put the bag in a bigger container in case it leaks.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #38
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Another brining newbie here -- would it be safe to use a large Ziploc bag (2 feet x 1.7 feet) for brining? I'm only going for a 12 lb. turkey but having trouble finding a suitable container.

I had entertained thoughts of doing a duck but got my plans changed for me.
If you have a target nearby they have brining bags, although they may sell out soon. The are essentially giant ziplock bags. They are on an end cap with other turkey cooking stuff like basters and lifters.

Also if you are in the grocery store you could ask if they have any empty frosting buckets in the bakery, those work well.
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Thanks a lot, guys. Not only at Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for the help and the many things I learn here on DC.
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