question about turkey brining

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by fdcyclone, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. fdcyclone

    fdcyclone Newbie

    Is it ok if i only brine my turkey for 16 hours instead of 24? I got started late and dont know if i have time for 24.
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes the porpuse of the brine is to help in moisture retention,seasoning and helps you get through the 40*/140* zone.
  3. I read that you're supposed to brine 1 hour per pound.  Also, I read that it's possible to overbrine. 

    Anyone know if the truth behind this?
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What Stan said.
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I brine a turkey last weekend for 12 hours.
    Turn out great! !!

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