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Old 07-02-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Brining Question

I promise, in advance, not to brine at 70 degrees for 2 days, thus avoiding starting the brined turkey debate of '08, summer version.
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Maybe this should go in cookware....
The only thing we have big enough that will fit in the fridge is a stainless steel stockpot..... can I safely brine for a day in that without a reaction?
Stainless is non-reactive, correct? YT where are ya?...

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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IMHO Stainless steel is just fine in which to brine. Can we put that to music??
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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I brine mine in a ss stockpot - it will be just fine - and please, we can't take another great debate like that one!
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:11 AM   #4
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SS is non-reactive for as long as you want. I made corned beef in a SS stockpot once. It was in there for 10 days or so.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:47 AM   #5
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I use the same thing...but when I needed to brine two turkeys, rather than spend another tidy sum on a pot, I bought a rubbermaid bucket. No worries.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:54 AM   #6
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My other thought was just to use our cooler... but it's overkill this time.
For our wedding "reception" we marinated 50 lbs of pork ribs in a giant cooler for a day and a half. use ice instead of water and froze the pineapple juice we used in the marinade.
Man those were some good ribs.....
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:23 AM   #7
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Those ginormous ziplocks are great because they take up less room in the fridge than a big pot.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:28 AM   #8
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Those ginormous ziplocks are great because they take up less room in the fridge than a big pot.
Those make me nervous for brining though just because I would be scared they would open up of pop a leak or something.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:43 AM   #9
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Those make me nervous for brining though just because I would be scared they would open up of pop a leak or something.
If I have something really big like a turkey I do put them in a cooler usually.

But otherwise if you push all the air out they seem very stable. You could double-bag them, too, if you wanted. Pushing the air out really compacts them so you need less brine and they take up less room.
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A broken bag would really not be good, with that being said, I use the giant size ziplock too - wrapped in another bag - those things are so big I could sleep in it!
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