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Dec 18, 2007 06:30 AM

HELP!! 1st time brining question

Hi. Can I brine in a steel pot or does a slight metallic taste come through the meat?

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  1. You should be fine. I brine my turkey in a plastic bucket as recommended by CI--can't imagine plastic is better than steel! (If I'm brining just chicken breasts, I just use a large Ziploc bag.)

    1. I've brined smaller turkeys in stainless steel stock pots with no metallic taste that I could detect. Go for it.

      1. I brine in steel regularly -- no problem whatsoever.

        1. steel is fine, but much better are the big 2 1/2-gallon zip-loc bags. they're relatively new, so you might have to look for them.but they're very convenient.

          1. Yes you can. But I also use the ginormous Ziplocks now. Turkeys of all sizes will fit. You could fit a golden retriever in the biggest size.

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            1. re: C. Hamster

              Although just to be clear, we don't endorse brining golden retrievers.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                they generally have enough intramuscular fat that they stay moist anyway.