Resting time question?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Ogdenfarms22, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Ogdenfarms22

    Ogdenfarms22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm going to be processing my first rooster in a few weeks, after cleaning its suggested to wait 48-72 hrs before freezing or cooking. Does resting in a brine still count as rest time? Or should it rest alone and then additional time in the brine?
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Maeschak

    Maeschak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! Resting in brine counts as rest time. Just remember to modify your brine according to how long it will be resting in brine. (Don't use a 24-hour heavy salt brine and then let it rest in that for three days.)
     
  3. Ogdenfarms22

    Ogdenfarms22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect! Thanks for the advice on thw brine hrs too!!
     
  4. Maeschak

    Maeschak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem- a user on here (Egghead_Jr I believe), uses a very lightly salted water for a day or two rest and then uses a 24-hour brine of: 7oz of salt per 1 gallon of water. (7oz by weight, not volume, so use a scale). I have not tried that ratio yet but the next time I brine I will use that ratio for sure. Good luck to you!
     

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