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Old 11-22-2008, 10:59 AM   #11
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Suzi, you are in MN right? What is the temperature outside? I generally put my turkey in a SS stockpot and set it out on my deck in the fall. If I put it next to the house it doesn't freeze and thaws out quite nicely because of the salt in the brine. If its too warm outside that won't work for you, but I suspect you are likely in the safe zone. (Just make sure if you have a dog you tie down the lid to your stockpot...trust me...thats REALLY important!)

Vera, Rubbermaid bucket? Like one of those square jobbies with the lid? That sounds like the perfect plan. Why didn't I think of that before????
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Suzi, you are in MN right? What is the temperature outside? I generally put my turkey in a SS stockpot and set it out on my deck in the fall. If I put it next to the house it doesn't freeze and thaws out quite nicely because of the salt in the brine. If its too warm outside that won't work for you, but I suspect you are likely in the safe zone. (Just make sure if you have a dog you tie down the lid to your stockpot...trust me...thats REALLY important!)

Vera, Rubbermaid bucket? Like one of those square jobbies with the lid? That sounds like the perfect plan. Why didn't I think of that before????

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so... how long would you brine a 9 pound turkey...( will be stuffed)
and what liquid would you use?? Just salt water?
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use whatever you want!
Did an expensive one once with dark beer....
The last one (the one I started this thread about) was saltwater, oranges, and stuff I found in the spice cabinet.
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I'd say at least 6 hours. 24 is ok too.
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so... how long would you brine a 9 pound turkey...( will be stuffed)
and what liquid would you use?? Just salt water?

Overnight in the stockpot. 1/4 cup of coarse salt and 1/4 cup brown sugar to a gallon or so of water. (Sorry I think in liters, you might need 1/2 cup of each for a gallon.)
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Thanks Alix and Suzi!!

Think I'll do the brown sugar since it will taste better with the stuffing... I think. lol!!
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Suzi, you are in MN right? What is the temperature outside? I generally put my turkey in a SS stockpot and set it out on my deck in the fall. If I put it next to the house it doesn't freeze and thaws out quite nicely because of the salt in the brine. If its too warm outside that won't work for you, but I suspect you are likely in the safe zone. (Just make sure if you have a dog you tie down the lid to your stockpot...trust me...thats REALLY important!)

Vera, Rubbermaid bucket? Like one of those square jobbies with the lid? That sounds like the perfect plan. Why didn't I think of that before????
If it gets any colder, brining outside would give me a huge chunk of turkey-stuffed ice!
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LMAO! Thats why you put it next to the house. The heat from your walls keeps the stockpot just above freezing and well within "safe range". LOL!!!

Just how cold IS it there? Its above zero here celcius...um...its...40F I think right now.
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