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Old 11-29-2013, 02:52 PM   #111
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I'm sure you know more than a MIT grad who studies food science, and works at times on America's Test Kitchen
I guess I do.

I do not simply put salt and water in my brine, adding "water" to the turkey.

A lot of roasted garlic and onion, fresh sage and rosemary and apple go into mine, and it was hailed as the best turkey anyone had ever had.

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He puts an enormous amount of work into something that isn't likely to change one person's mind.

He starts off well, but then lists the two biggest reasons for not brining as "You need a big pot" and "It doesn't taste as good". Taste is subjective, and, as a beer brewing guy I already have a big pot or two.

I always brine turkey, no amount of pseudo-science is going to change that.

My completely non-scientific research supports my continued brining of turkeys.


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Old 11-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #112
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I do the dry brining (kosher salt) and my birds have been amazing. I used to brine, but I agree with the watery meat texture with no added flavor (unless it's a long smoke). I accidentally got my bird up to 180 yesterday and was still juicy and tender as ever. But then again, I'm amazing.

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Old 11-29-2013, 05:11 PM   #113
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #114
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I guess I do.

I do not simply put salt and water in my brine, adding "water" to the turkey.

A lot of roasted garlic and onion, fresh sage and rosemary and apple go into mine, and it was hailed as the best turkey anyone had ever had.



I dry brined mine and added all the seasonings while cooking, "and it was hailed as the best turkey anyone had ever had."
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He puts an enormous amount of work into something that isn't likely to change one person's mind.

He starts off well, but then lists the two biggest reasons for not brining as "You need a big pot" and "It doesn't taste as good". Taste is subjective, and, as a beer brewing guy I already have a big pot or two.

I always brine turkey, no amount of pseudo-science is going to change that.

My completely non-scientific research supports my continued brining of turkeys.
He does, so that people like myself don't have to. The debate forum doesn't change anyones mind but we still put in all the effort for that.
Most people don't have that second beer fridge and have enough other things in the fridge and no room for the turkey in a pot
I don't think a MIT grad does "pseudo-science"
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #116
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I don't think a MIT grad does "pseudo-science"
I know more than a couple and I think that's a generalization as easily refuted as saying Notre Dame grads can't be heathens.
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