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HELP!! 1st time brining question

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TVC15 Dec 18, 2007 06:30 AM

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

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  1. Funwithfood RE: TVC15 Dec 18, 2007 07:29 AM

    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. Antilope RE: TVC15 Dec 18, 2007 09:03 AM

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

      1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: TVC15 Dec 18, 2007 09:23 AM

        I brine in steel regularly -- no problem whatsoever.

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          FED RE: TVC15 Dec 18, 2007 10:12 AM

          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. C. Hamster RE: TVC15 Dec 18, 2007 10:27 AM

            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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              BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: C. Hamster Dec 18, 2007 10:37 AM

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

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                FED RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Dec 19, 2007 08:33 AM

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

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              TVC15 RE: TVC15 Dec 18, 2007 11:12 AM

              Thanks all. FYI I'm going to brine,then confit a bonless pork shoulder in lard and goose fat. wish me luck!

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                pushkina RE: TVC15 Dec 21, 2007 07:59 PM

                Yum, please report back on your results.

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