Thread: Brining da Bird
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
drbowden
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you can certainly add rubs to your brine - keep in mind that a brine works through the difference in concentration by osmosis. That said, you have to make a fairly concentrated brine to get flavor to pass that way, especially with the relatively short brining time for poultry. I often add a bit to the brine, but count on still applying some on the surface before cooking. My favorite approach is to make a compound butter with the rub and use that under the skin.

Good luck!
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