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Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby bondobill » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:30 am

I normally brine my Turkeys in a simple brine of water, Kosher salt and brown sugar.
A buddy of mine swears by brining the bird in Apple juice.
I injected some pork butts with Apple juice once 24 hours ahead of time before placing in smoker. Didn't like it. Meat had a mussy texture. Not for certain it was the Apple juice that caused it :dont:
Anyways Ive been looking up Apple juice brines on the net and it appears to be fairly popular for Turkey.
Anyone tried a Apple juice brine :?:

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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:51 pm

No I haven't, Wild Bill, but I was thinking about using apple juice in my injection for my D.I.L. Low Sodium Gobbler next Thursday - - -Hmmmm,, maybe I should substitute Juice from some of my Myer Lemons instead :?: :dont: :scratch:
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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby Txdragon » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:14 am

I am actually dry brining my bird this year. I have used apple juice in some pork chop marinade recipes though. Good stuff!
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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby egghead » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:39 pm

After reading this article, I don't brine anymore.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.seriouse ... ent=safari

The summary is brining dilutes flavor by adding water.

Lemon juice is acidic - don't do that. Article addresses it.
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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby castironchris » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:22 pm

Very interesting read!!
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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby bondobill » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:13 am

I also read the article, just got me more confused :scratch: \
But......seeing how I be ornery :rambo: .....I ended up brining the bird in concoction of Apple juice, water, kosher salt, brown sugar and threw in a couple of oranges in the brine just for 'sheets' and giggles :mrgreen:

I'll let you'll know how it turned out :cheers:

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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby egghead » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:31 am

bondobill wrote:I also read the article, just got me more confused :scratch: \
But......seeing how I be ornery :rambo: .....I ended up brining the bird in concoction of Apple juice, water, kosher salt, brown sugar and threw in a couple of oranges in the brine just for 'sheets' and giggles :mrgreen:

I'll let you'll know how it turned out :cheers:

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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby bondobill » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:19 am

Thanks EH :D
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :cheers:

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Re: Apple juice brined Gobbler ?

Postby bondobill » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:03 pm

The brined bird was a hit. Moist....ok watery :laughing7: and had great flavor.
Not certain if the apple juice added thing :dont:
Still room for improvement but am getting closer. :D

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