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Old 02-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Brining containers

What do you use for brining container , for turkey or chicken? I don't have anything large enough to cover the whole bird.

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Old 02-07-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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One of the huge ziplock bags and then into a cooler
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Do you have a stockpot? You could use that for your chicken. I usually just cook chicken pieces so those do not take up a lot of room. I can use a very small container to do three breasts.
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I use either a cooler with a trash can liner for a REALLY big turkey, or a stockpot for a smaller one.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:07 PM   #5
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They sell brining bags at cook ware stores. I have a big pickle bucket that I use only for brining turkeys. Call a few restaurants until you find one that will save a empty pickle bucket for you.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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They sell brining bags at cook ware stores. I have a big pickle bucket that I use only for brining turkeys. Call a few restaurants until you find one that will save a empty pickle bucket for you.
You can also buy a bucket that's a great size at home depot.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:34 PM   #7
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Exactly, jenny!

I have a multitude of buckets with lids. Of course tupperware has a great variety of bigger sizes now too, ideal for smaller cuts.
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I use heavy duty garbage/trash bags (my turkeys are usually pretty large) to hold the brine and the turkey. Since I never have room in my fridge to hold it, I put the bag in a large cooler filled with ice.

I usually use my largest stock pot for a chicken.
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I use one of these to brine large turkeys. It's great because when I need to drain off the water, all I have to do is to place it, on the counter, near the sink with the spigot pointed down into the sink.

It's also good because I can add lots of ice directly to the container to keep the food appropriately cold and the handle is good for picking it up/carrying it.
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I use one of these to brine large turkeys. It's great because when I need to drain off the water, all I have to do is to place it, on the counter, near the sink with the spigot pointed down into the sink.

It's also good because I can add lots of ice directly to the container to keep the food appropriately cold and the handle is good for picking it up/carrying it.
Now THATS smart!
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