Here is an apple brine I use on poultry, It is not a cure for making bacon.
Apple Juice Brine
1 qt Apple Juice
3 qt Cold Water
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
4 garlic cloves crushed
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 cup concentrated frozen orange juice or 4 fresh oranges cut & quartered
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Bring the apple juice, brown sugar, and salt to a boil
Add the cold water to the apple juice and throw in your cloves, orange quarters, garlic, bay leaves, cloves and fresh ginger to the brine.
Brine chicken / chicken parts for 12 hours
Brine a Turkey at least 24 hours.
After brining take the poultry out and pat dry. Rub down with your favorite rub for at least 4 hours prior to thrwoing on you pit.
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