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Nov 4, 2006 10:18 AM

Brine reuse?

I made some pork chops that required some brining and they came out nice and moist. However, now I have a jar of brining liquid and it would seem a bit of a waste to just pour it down the drain. Can I use the same brine again? If I can, for how long and should I just stick with pork again? I figure with the salt, it should keep the bacteria away but you never know.


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  1. No. I would say you're taking a chance. It's only salt and water. Both cheap and not worth three days in the fetal position.


      1. Definately throw it out. There is not enough salt in it to kill bacteria.

        1. i make a VERY complex brine for one of my smoked chicken recipes and i have frozen this and brought to boil before using again.i think i also may have added salt or sugar after testing for remaining salinity. but if your brine is simple, i agree with others to throw away; not worth the freezer space.

          1. Yeah that sounds like a very bad idea.I would never reuse a brine.