Brining Question

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by geordielaforge, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. I have a brining question...all the recipes I see call for ice in the brining solution for the turkey.  If I'm going to be keeping the bucket in the refrigerator, do I need ice??
  2. okie362

    okie362 Smoking Fanatic

    The ice is to ensure your solution is cooled completely if you have heated it for any reason.
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    ice is not needed as long as you pre-cool the brine in the fridge overnight before putting bird in it... plus.. the ice will dilute your brine and make it weak ...

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