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Old 11-01-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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Brine Mix?

Hate to ask, searched here but can't find a brine solution for whole chickens.

Where is it?

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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You can start with this

I used the table there and substituted apple juice for water when I did a goose last year.. oh yeah.. good stuff.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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This is going to be interesting. Thank you Frank :) Is Goose good? I'll have to use plain old water this time around. I could stuff an apple in the cavity! :)

I've never made a brined chicken before. Getting a jump start on tomorrow's dinner. Thought I'd brine, season and rotisserie a few chickens.

Been reading this Dad Cooks Dinner: Rotisserie Recipes on DadCooksDinner He makes it look so easy. Maybe a Munky could do it.

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:45 PM   #4
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1/4 cup coarse salt, 1/4 cup brown sugar in 3 liters of water. Thats what I use.
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You mix yer cups and liters? Goodness... living on the edge.
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All my brine recipes give salt and sugar in grams and liquid in litres.

In Canada most dry measure cups are the same as in the U.S., but most liquid measuring cups have both U.S. and metric measure marked.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:14 AM   #7
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This is going to be interesting. Thank you Frank :) Is Goose good? I'll have to use plain old water this time around. I could stuff an apple in the cavity! :)

I've never made a brined chicken before. Getting a jump start on tomorrow's dinner. Thought I'd brine, season and rotisserie a few chickens.

Been reading this Dad Cooks Dinner: Rotisserie Recipes on DadCooksDinner He makes it look so easy. Maybe a Munky could do it.

Thanks for the help.

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Thanks for the link Munky.
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All my brine recipes give salt and sugar in grams and liquid in litres.

In Canada most dry measure cups are the same as in the U.S., but most liquid measuring cups have both U.S. and metric measure marked.
Tax I have rotissed a good few chickens but never brined one, what does it impart?
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Thank you Frank :) Is Goose good?

Yes, very good.
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For my chicken brine I usually only use water and salt. I do not find sugar in my brine does enough for me to warrant adding it. I never measure. I just mix it to taste. I like the brine to taste pretty close to ocean water, but maybe just a touch less salty.

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Tax I have rotissed a good few chickens but never brined one, what does it impart?
Brining adds moisture and flavor. When you cook a chicken that has not been brined and you add salt the salt is just on the surface. When you brine a chicken the salt is throughout the entire piece of meat. Not only does this add flavor, but it also gives the liquid a place to go and be held so you are left with a moister end result.
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