Salt Water Brine--please help ASAP! Thanks.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Tumbleweed Farm, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH and I processed our first meatie tonight. Beautifiul carcass, huge breast, 7 wks old and dressed at 6.75 lbs. I have it in a large pan in the fridge with salt water. Is it ok to leave it in the water overnight?. Thought I'd cut it up in the morning and leave it to rest in the fridge 3-4 days. Please help, is it ok to be on the brine water 12 hours?
     
  2. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
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    I am not really sure about letting it sit for 12 hours in brine, but hopefully someone will pipe in that knows more.

    Ema
     
  3. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not see a reason why you can't leave it over night. Personally, I put chicken in a brine over night before frying the next day. I don't see this any different.
     
  4. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Overnight is fine, and a recommended brining time.
     
  5. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok- So I have a question along this line... We butchered/processed 18-19 chickens yesterday late afternoon/early evening. I have 8 of them in buckets of salt water brine- do I need to pull them out tonight and rinse and dry them and repackage for aging in the fridge?! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. ScottyHOMEy

    ScottyHOMEy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how weak/strong a brine are you folks using?

    I know our rule of thumb up here for brining alewives before smoking them is enough salt to float a potato. I suspect that's a little strong for birds. [​IMG]

    But, seriously, how much salt?
     
  8. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We used 1 C salt to 1 Gallon of water...
     
  9. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, they'll be fine. I brine for at least 24 hours and sometimes 2 days depending on my schedule.
     
  10. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Quote:Brining is recommended at 1 c. salt per gallon, but I think that's too much. I always do 1/2 c. per gallon and have never had a problem with the birds.
     

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