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Turkey Brining Poll

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by E_SolSi, Nov 18, 2010.

Which Turkey Brine???

  1. "Basic Brine" by Alton Brown

    10 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. "Ultimate Brine for Turkey" by Malinda Lee

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. "Citrus Turkey Brine" by Gary Glen

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. "Ultimate Brine Recipe" by Bob and Mathew Merritt

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. something else

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    OK people this is one of those rare occasions that I might actually let you have some influence over my decision (maybe not)

    I will be brining a turkey that will be getting deep fried for Thanksgiving next week
    I have it narrowed down to 4 possible brine recipes...
    this is where you guys come in...



    1 --- the first contender is a "Basic Brine" by Alton Brown
    Deep-Fried Turkey Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network

    • 6 quarts hot water
    • 1 pound kosher salt
    • 1 pound dark brown sugar
    • 5 pounds ice
    2 --- the second contender is the "Ultimate Brine for Turkey" by Malinda Lee
    .:: FEATURED RECIPES ** 1.TURKEY BASICS <br>Including the Ultimate Brine ::.

    • 1 1/2 cups, Kosher salt
    • 1 1/4 cups, brown sugar
    • 10 whole cloves
    • 3 teaspoons, black peppercorns
    • 1 1/2 gallons (6 quarts) apple juice or cider (non-alcoholic)
    • the peel from one orange or one tangerine (colored part only - not white pith)
    • [optional: 3 teaspoons, dried thyme and/or 3 teaspoons, dried sage]
    3 --- the third contender is a "Citrus Turkey Brine" by Gary Glen
    Citrus turkey brine - Chicago barbecue | Examiner.com

    • 2 gal water
    • 1/2 gal apple juice
    • 1 cup lemon juice
    • 1 cup lime juice
    • 12 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 1-1/2 cups kosher salt
    • 2 cups white granulated sugar
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 6 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tablespoon ground sage
    • 1 tablespoon Hungarian or smoked paprika
    • 4 bay leaves
    4 --- the fourth contender is another "Ultimate Brine Recipe" by Bob and Mathew Merritt
    Best Ever Fried Turkey


    • 1 1/2 gallons COLD water (6 quarts)
    • 1 1/2 cups Kosher Salt
    • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
    • 10 cloves
    • 3 tablespoons freshly cracked black peppercorns
    • 1 tablespoon dried sage
    • 2 teaspoons dried thyme (or 5 to 6 fresh sprigs)
    • 4 to 6 bay leaves
    • 3 to 4 fresh rosemary sprigs
    • 2 to 3 lemons quartered
    • 2 to 3 oranges quartered

    of these 4 recipes which one should I go with?
    or do you have some other recipe that kicks the balls off of all of these that I should go with instead?
     
  2. IDMaxGuy

    IDMaxGuy Senior Member

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    Number 3, citrous flavors seem to stand out the most and i think out of all of them, that one would be the most 'tastey' choice.
     
  3. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    #2 but drop the sugar since the cider is going to be plenty sweet. I'm from the school that good food doesn't need too much razzmatazz but a littel can't hurt
     
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    hondafreak513 New Member

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    #3 sounds good too me I like citrous flavored stuff
     
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  5. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

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    always go with alton brown. how can you say no to a guy with an IQ of 160?
     
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  6. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    I dont like cloves so most where out for me........... Ultimate sounds great
     
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  7. IDMaxGuy

    IDMaxGuy Senior Member

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    Number 3 has garlic cloves, not those nasty kind ;)
     
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  8. B16

    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    Agreed
     
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  9. 92stoccord

    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    On a very side note, can we just give E a fucking solar system of rep, like in monopoly when you trade in all your houses for hotels. Just take all his jew stars and give him a fucking galaxy?
     
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  10. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :lmao:


    kicking this back up... voting stays open til Tuesday
    i know more than 11 people saw this... vote up fuckers
     
  11. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Which one would be the most fattening?
     
  12. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    Going to smoke mine this year.......mmmmmmmmmmm........ I will be smokin turkey like yo mom after sex...........rofl.........
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    i didnt read the title right the first few times i looked at this and thought it said turkey bringing thread, and kept thinking why the fuck do we care who brings you turkey. now that i got that out of the way i vote number 4
     
  14. hondafreak513

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    you sure its turkey your smokin this year...lol
     
  15. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    ...Deep fry the Citrus Turkey?
     
  16. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I agree as well. Shit. That's how I brine my ribs. Works awesomeeeeeee.
     
  17. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    x2
     
  18. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    smoking a turkey must take 3 days....
     
  19. Hondadude141

    Hondadude141 ¿pɐǝɥ ɹn ɥʇıʍ uıop nɥɔʇɐʍ

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    I voted number four since its the closest to what we do with our turkey. But it seems its been outnumbered lol
     
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