Help!! Brining question?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oklatraveler, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. I found a poultry recipe for brining on Pinterest and I started to make it. It calls for 3/4 C Kosher & sugar then it says to dissolve in 1 cup of boiling water. Well it won't dissolve!! What should I do? [​IMG]

    This is my first attempt at smoking. I'm smoking a whole chicken and some boneless country syle ribs.

  2. you might not have your ratio of water to solids is not correct,  both salt and sugar go to solution I believe so if after mixing you still have solids you might add more liquid .  you might refer to Pop's brine,  very proven, it is a great correct mix and works every time. the link is below

    Keep On Smokin,

  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You have to add more water,1 cup of water will not cover a chicken thigh.

  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  5. Thanks. Here is what it says. Although I wound up just pouring it into the large pot of water. My son-in-law brines and he doesn't dissolve it first. So we'll see !!! Thanks for your help!


    For each gallon of cold water used in the brine, add the following:

    3/4 cup coarse kosher salt
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup boiling water
    1 gallon cold water
    1 tablespoon black pepper

    Dissolve salt and sugar in the boiling water. Add it to the cold water; add pepper and stir to combine.

    Here is the actual link to pinterest where I found it.
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Post your results when the bird is done.

  7. LOL!! No Richie that cup that was suppose to dissolve was then put into the large water brine. 
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It'll dissolve fully once you add it to the rest of the water. The boiling water part is just to give the solution a jump start more than likely. Stir stir stir
  9. Awesome!! THANK YOU!!!

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