Does anyone brine beef roasts?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jesse624, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. I have marinated many of my beef cuts, but just recently seen the benefits of liquid brineing pork and poultry.  So I wonder if there are any benefits in brineing beef as well.  Any comments or suggestions?  Thanks
     
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What kind of brining are you looking to use, one with cure or one without?  If you do one with cure you are essentially creating a basic corned beef (sans pickling spices); without cure you are enhancing the flavor profile with whatever spices and ingredients in your brine.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Personally I do as little to a beef roast as possible. Prime rib especially. I don't see any benefit to brining beef. But that's just my opinion. I'm sure others will chime in.
     
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What kind of brining are you looking to use, one with cure or one without?  If you do one with cure you are essentially creating a basic corned beef (sans pickling spices) and modifying the chemistry of the meat itself by curing it; without cure you are enhancing the flavor profile with whatever spices and ingredients in your brine.

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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  5. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for fielding this for me Pops.   As far as brining beef I don't.  I do inject my briskets with a liquid carrier for my rub to get it deep in the muscle but that is not a must either.  Good Luck and looking forward to your post in Roll Call.  In the meantime check out the free basic e-course listed on the main page of the forum.

    Good Luck 
     

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