Originally Posted by Stachel
... Have been thinking about doing that, but here's the thing -- Am going to do a "test drive" and want the conditions to be the same as actual, and how do I really know I'll be able to get a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving? When you buy a fresh turkey, how many days should you cook it within? (I'm sure it partially depends on the turkey, but..)
What do you put the brining solution in?
or... I guess if you have the fridge you don't need a separate container, and the bucket w/ brine + turkey goes in the fridge.
Thanksgiving is the most popular time for fresh turkeys, should be no problem.
You lost me on "how many days should you cook it within?"
I use "food grade" plastic buckets for the brine. I have several of them in different sizes. Small ones for pork chops or chicken breasts, medium ones for whole chickens etc. You can get 'em free from the deli or bakery department of the market. Stuff like tater salad and frosting come in them.
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