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Old 11-17-2011, 10:35 AM   #11
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As Al Pine says, stop by your grocery store bakery and ask them if they have a big bucket that frosting came in. A busy store will likely have empty ones, as they will go through multiple buckets weekly, otherwise they just throw them away.

Another option is the Home Depot bucket, with a brining bag in it. I bought a pack of 2 brining bags at Target last night for around $6. If you have a bucket and are not sure if it is food grade, this is a good solution. I try to only use food grade plastics.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:59 AM   #12
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Just buy the large ziplock bags as liners.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #13
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That's interesting that you are mentioning the plastic leaching into the brine solution. The reverse action can happen, too. Plastic can actually draw the nutrients out of kibble dog food, and I imagine other foods, too, if it's not food grade. I'm always telling people not to pour their dog's food into a plastic garbage can, leave it in the bag and set the bag in the can.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #14
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Just buy the large ziplock bags as liners.

Jen, how big are these bags? I looked at the market this morning and the biggest I saw for food was 2.5 gallons.

Someone else mentioned brining bags???
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:40 PM   #15
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Jen, how big are these bags? I looked at the market this morning and the biggest I saw for food was 2.5 gallons.

Someone else mentioned brining bags???
I got mine at Target, they were in the area where they were merchandising roasters and other holiday type cookware and tools, a special display.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:47 PM   #16
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I got mine at Target, they were in the area where they were merchandising roasters and other holiday type cookware and tools, a special display.
Thanks bakechef, how big are they (in gallons)?
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:36 PM   #17
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Jen, how big are these bags? I looked at the market this morning and the biggest I saw for food was 2.5 gallons.

Someone else mentioned brining bags???

I am assuming that the golden retriever size is made from the same plastic as their smaller bags. But they might not be.

But if it's not I still wont lose any sleep over it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:16 PM   #18
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1. Home Depot buckets are not food grade plastic and may oe may not be safe to use for food, especialy when you using salt.
2. I do not think it will hurt any if you put the turkey into brine before going to sleep and take it out first thing in the morning.
3. Have no idea what "trussing" means have to look it up in a dictioanary.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:17 PM   #19
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P.S. Should have read what people said already, would not have to post about un-safe buckets.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #20
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Jen, how big are these bags? I looked at the market this morning and the biggest I saw for food was 2.5 gallons.

Someone else mentioned brining bags???
You should be able to find these at most all stores this time of
the year....they should work great to brine a Turkey in.


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