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Old 04-07-2006, 12:30 PM   #11
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I find it gets mushy if brined too long. If you find it mushy then try cutting the brining time and see if that helps.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:02 PM   #12
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I am going to give it a shot. It sounds good to me and I am jonesing to grill something different. I will write down what I did and if it turns out I will post it for you guys.

Brining Shrimp sounds good also. Thanks for all the insight.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:13 PM   #13
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I'm glad I saw the time you all brine. I was going to brine my chicken overnight. Sounds like I don't need to do that. I was planning to prepare the brine tonight and add the chicken to the brine tomorrow morning and then cook the chicken late tomorrow. Thanks!!
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:37 PM   #14
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What do you guys think about brining some cornish game hens I bought 6 today[frozen] that I will make in about 1 1/2 week for some friends.
Any input would be helpful.I have brined turkeys before.
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:19 PM   #15
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I'd brine them. They tend to be quite lean so brining will held keep them moist. An hour or two should be enough.
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:29 PM   #16
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Thanks Andy,I will do that.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:40 AM   #17
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Hmmm. I was thinking of cornish game hens for Sunday, and this is a perfect time to experiment. bknox, I know the feeling --- spring is finally going to hit, and we're dying for it! Today is to be our first cook-out of the season. We're hoping it warms up as predicted (we'll do it anyway, but it would be nice!).
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:35 PM   #18
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Claire let me know how they turn out and what you did
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:22 PM   #19
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I did not have the opportunity to brine anything this weekend and I will be out of town on business next weekend. Maybe I will bring the dry parts of the recipe I found with me and try it out on the road. We will see.
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:44 AM   #20
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Nothing this weekend wound up to be what I expected. Our first cookout fizzled for some reason and I wound up making an Asian soup instead. Then the cornish game hens would up being a spontaneous pork schnitzel dinner for a bunch of us who get together occasionally to drive out in the country and visit other small towns in the area. So maybe I'll try brining .... oh, heck, who knows? Next weekend is Easter, and a freind is "doing" dinner. After that it is time for our biannual trip to visit family in Florida, so it'll be a month before I get to try brining!
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