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Old 11-19-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Brining a turkey

Is it true you can't brine a Butterball turkey? Their site says you can't

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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It has already been brined. A flavored salt solution was introduced into the bird at the processing plant.

If you brine it, nothing bad will happen. It just won't have as noticeable an impact.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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You can brine a FRESH Butterball. I have 2 in the fridge waiting to be brined and roated.

FROZEN Butterballs have already been treated with saline solution. You need not brine them.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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Well, darn. I am guessing Wal-Mart won't take it back and let me exchange it for a fresh one (although I don't actually think our Wal-Mart had fresh turkeys).

I wanted to do a honey brine I have a recipe for.

Thanks anyway
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