Brining Quantity Question


John W

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Hey all! I have one of those Briner brining buckets which should hold two 8# turkey breasts, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get a whole lot of liquid brine in there as well.

With brine, as long as you have adequate coverage do you need a lot of extra in there?
In my experience you're correct. I have a 5 gallon restaurant container that typically brine a 20 - 22ish lb bird in. 1.5 gallons of brine usually does me just fine. I think I'd worry more about the right concentrate of the water and salt. If it was me, I'd put the "sealed" birds in the bucket and measure how much water it takes to submerge them and build your brine based off that data. Remember a small portion will go into the cavity once unsealed, but probably not enough to make a noticeable difference.