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Old 01-25-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Can I brine a frozen turkey?

I got a 11lb frozen turkey.. Can I start to brim it now while it is frozen?

Thanks a million for any info.. I want to have it ready when my wife comes via leave from the Air Force.. I am wanting to have a hell of a meal when she comes home.

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Old 01-25-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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I got a 11lb frozen turkey.. Can I start to brim it now while it is frozen?

Thanks a million for any info.. I want to have it ready when my wife comes via leave from the Air Force.. I am wanting to have a hell of a meal when she comes home.
I don't know how much time you have.

You'll get better results if it's thawed. To quickly thaw a turkey, put it into a large pot or bucket and run cold water into the bucket. Keep the water running at a trickle several hours as necessary then brine it after it's thawed.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:01 PM   #3
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I don't know how much time you have.

You'll get better results if it's thawed. To quickly thaw a turkey, put it into a large pot or bucket and run cold water into the bucket. Keep the water running at a trickle several hours as necessary then brine it after it's thawed.
I have 4 days.. I will try that.. Thanks for the info
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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I have 4 days.. I till try that.. Thanks for the info

More than enough time.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:21 PM   #5
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Make sure your turkey isn't brined/enhanced already. Many frozen ones are. No need to duplicate the process.

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Old 01-25-2014, 07:50 PM   #6
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Zagut has a good point. I have noticed some frozen ones here indicate they contain water salt etc so that sounds like a kind of brining to me.
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Welcome to DC, and thank your wife as well.
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Welcome to DC, and a big welcome home and thank-you to your wife!
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Zagut has a good point. I have noticed some frozen ones here indicate they contain water salt etc so that sounds like a kind of brining to me.
Oh and by the way, welcome to DC. I'm retired R.C.A.F. Give that young lady a big hug from me and pass on my thanks for her service.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:17 AM   #10
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Four days for an 11# bird should be long enough to defrost in the fridge and brine overnight. I don't know if the giblets would give an off flavor to the bird if left inside during brining.
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