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    Re: Brine for chickens

    This is a brine recipe from Sunset Mag. It's for roast or barbeque Turkey. I think it's great! :D

    This is for a 15-20 lb bird, so you can modify it as needed for a whole chicken ( and cut it up after brining if you want to work with pieces)

    1 C firmly packed brown sugar
    3/4 C salt
    3 Tablespoons ground cumin
    3 Tablespoons pepper
    1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon

    This goes in 3 Qt water, and a turkey soaks 4 hr, in the fridge. I think you would not need to change that time much for a whole chicken - maybe 3 hr - I've used smaller volumes of the same recipe for turkey "roasts" made from one big boned thigh rolled and tied, and it was fine. (translate - yummy!)

    I thought it was a strange combination of flavors when I first saw it, but it is really good! (I do find a way to get some garlic on the bird before I cook it, too..)

    Enjoy! [smiley=chowtime.gif]

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    Re: Brine for chickens

    This is "my" brine (taken from Good Eats @ Food Network) that I use on turkey and I will never go back non-brined turkey, plus it makes the gravy oh so tastey!

    For every 1 gallon of water put in;

    1 cup of kosher salt
    1 cup of brown sugar

    I also put in 2 oranges (halved)
    2 lemons

    and a few bunches of fresh sage & rosemary

    Enjoy

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    Re: Brine for chickens

    Belive it or not I use the same brine for my chicken that I use for my smoked salmon. I'll brine the chicken and fish at the same time. It turns out great.

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    Re: Brine for chickens

    Smoked Turkey Brine posted below. *:)

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    Brine for chickens

    Hey Guys, I need a good recipe for brine so I can smoke some chicken thighs and legs. Anyone have any ideas or good recipes? Thanks in advance.

    Chris

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