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OMG! What I didn't know about turkey!

gigibell214 Nov 11, 2007 12:05 PM

OK, I don't know how long this has been going on but I truly, truly could never imagine having a Thanksgiving bird withought brining it. I have been doing it for many years. Everyone who brines knows how difficult it is to make space in the fridge for a bird in a HUGE pot filled with water for 24-48 hours. I had no idea that you can actually purchase a bird pre brined. This is so exciting to know. I brine with my own ingredients and use a flavor injector but I am willing to give it a shot. Just thought I'd pass it on b/c this was really exciting news to me.

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    Major504 Nov 11, 2007 06:08 PM

    As you've discovered...brining is the best way to go. Yeah, space in the fridge is at a premium....but I've always put the bird in a large rubbermaid bin in the garage or on my deck. It's always been cold enough...but careful that it's not too cold. Also watchout for nearby smells (in the garage) or outdoor wildlife poachers.

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      GDSinPA Nov 12, 2007 05:46 PM

      I use a big cooler and keep the ice in it.

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        Bigley9 Nov 19, 2007 08:06 AM

        And those over sized zip lock bags they sell now make it really easy!

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