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Old 03-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Is it ok to brine a turkey in an aluminum pot, like a turkey fryer pot, or will the cause a reaction w/ the metal? I don't have any plastic buckets I could get clean enough to put food in. I guess I could use a cooler. What say yee?
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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I say don't use metal. Plactic buckets are for sale at a hardware store near you.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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It will almost certainly react with the metal - putting aside any possible health problems at best it won't be very good for your pot!

I've used a cooler before to cure some bacon with no problems - well, at least none I was aware of!

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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Just clean your bucket as good as you can and double line it with kitchen trash bags. I've done this before. Even if you can't get the buckets spic'n'span, you should be fine and the trash bags will keep the bird clean. Triple bag if you're really worried.
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I like trash bags for something that big. Double bag the bird and toss it in a cooler.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:03 PM   #6
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I've done it as well in the past, but many say (as well as the FDA) that use of trash bags that are not classified as food safe should not be used as chemicals can be transferred from plastic to food.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:06 PM   #7
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go to the store and get "turkey bags" :) they are for turkeys... /sarcasm

seriously, the turkey size oven bags are the best thing for brining a bird. dont use a metal pot or garbage bags.
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go to the store and get "turkey bags" :) they are for turkeys... /sarcasm

seriously, the turkey size oven bags are the best thing for brining a bird. dont use a metal pot or garbage bags.
I use a stainless steel metal pot to brine all types of poultry and have had no problems.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #9
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Thanks Vinny. I'm not real keen on using a trash bag for brining just for that reason. Should have prepared for this cook a little better. Think I'll just inject and rub this one and let it spin on the rotiss for a few hours. Thanks all.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:53 PM   #10
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I use a stainless steel metal pot to brine all types of poultry and have had no problems.
Stainless steel is fine for brining. Aluminum, not so much.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:04 PM   #11
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try these.. http://www.ziploc.com/Products/Pages...x?SizeName=XXL

work really well.. not so cheap.. but if you don't want to buy a paint bucket at Homie Depot... then great solution..
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:23 PM   #12
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Where did that say food quality
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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I've starting using a small cooler, keeps the turkey cool with the ice.

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #14
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Go to your local Dairy Queen they will sell you a 5 gallon pickle bucket for $1.00. keith
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:25 PM   #15
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I like to brine in oven bags as well. I can brine in my steel brew pot etc... but I like the fact that the bag allows for turning and full contact with the meat.
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