Halving a turkey brine. Need some advice.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by worktogthr, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I am a novice when it comes to brining. I have only done it twice with the same recipe and that recipe was for a 14-18 pound turkey. I have a 7lb bone in turkey breast thawing and I was wondering do I half that brine recipe in order to brine the turkey breast and avoid it being too salty, mushy texture, etc.? Thanks in advance for the help!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If it's a brine that doesn't contain cure (like cure #1 or Morton TQ) then you can make whatever size batch you need. You only need enough to cover the bird. If it dose contain a curing agent then you need to keep the ratios the same.

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