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Brining your Turkey?

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    dian in spokane
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    Last weekend I had the Food Channel on first thing in the morning. They had a WHOLE DAY of Thanksgiving recipes from all of the Foodies..alton, giada, the five ingrediants lady, the southern soul food couple (who made sweet taters with marshmellows on top)

    I've come away convinced (by alton brown) that I should try to brine my turkey this year. It seems to me we had a discussion about this a couple of years ago. Wish I could find it. I think Fountainhead might have weighed in on the brining discussion.

    Last weekend I had the Food Channel on first thing in the morning. They had a WHOLE DAY of Thanksgiving recipes from all of the Foodies..alton, giada, the five ingrediants lady, the southern soul food couple (who made sweet taters with marshmellows on top)

    I've come away convinced (by alton brown) that I should try to brine my turkey this year. It seems to me we had a discussion about this a couple of years ago. Wish I could find it. I think Fountainhead might have weighed in on the brining discussion.

    Anyway..yesterday I ventured into Walmart and bought myself a big, round, tall, igloo in which to do the deed, but I'd be happy to hear any TIPS any of you might have on the whole brining procedure.

    Do you brine??

     

    dian

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      Bonnie Lea
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      No tips but I also watched the Alton Brown one last year, and was soooo tempted.  I have brined pork chops though.  Anyone who has done the brine thing swears by the juicy bird they end up with.  GOOD LUCK  take a picture of it through its stages, it would make for good viewing. 

       

      enjoy

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      Bonnie Lea
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      No tips but I also watched the Alton Brown one last year, and was soooo tempted.  I have brined pork chops though.  Anyone who has done the brine thing swears by the juicy bird they end up with.  GOOD LUCK  take a picture of it through its stages, it would make for good viewing. 

       

      enjoy

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      DIan,

      I found some great links, I'll dig them out for you.  Wife is a stubborn traditionalist and won't let me brine the Thanksgiving bird so I think the next time I'm hanging a turkey while camping I'll brine them to see the results. 

      Go for it.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      DIan,

      I found some great links, I'll dig them out for you.  Wife is a stubborn traditionalist and won't let me brine the Thanksgiving bird so I think the next time I'm hanging a turkey while camping I'll brine them to see the results. 

      Go for it.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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        dian in spokane
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        Jerry.. A couple of days ago, I went and bought a big, keg shaped Igloo cooler..so I am DEFINATELY set to try it!

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        dian in spokane
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        Jerry.. A couple of days ago, I went and bought a big, keg shaped Igloo cooler..so I am DEFINATELY set to try it!

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
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        Dian,

        Please let me know how it turns out.  I''ve got one hanging set for next year where i"m doing 3 birds for a large group.  The biggest drawback is that for the last few years Turkey prices have stayed high away from the big season of Thanksgiving. There is so much demand for Turkey products. 

        We just bought our bird for 49 cents a pound. Summer prices around here are now over $1.00 a pound.

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
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        Dian,

        Please let me know how it turns out.  I''ve got one hanging set for next year where i"m doing 3 birds for a large group.  The biggest drawback is that for the last few years Turkey prices have stayed high away from the big season of Thanksgiving. There is so much demand for Turkey products. 

        We just bought our bird for 49 cents a pound. Summer prices around here are now over $1.00 a pound.

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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