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Unread 01-12-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default brine ignorance.

I've stored a few brine recipes in a recipe folder on my computer. However , my question is--I usual marinade , esp. w/ chicken--in a cheep italian dressing with spices overnight. Is that a " type " of brine. ?
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No, brining is a completely different process than marination. Here's my
attempt at an explanation of how brining works.

To Brine Or Not To Brine?

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+1 ^^^

If you want to know more about brining, read this article.
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Short answer; marinade is a vinegar-based (acid) bath... a brine is a salt/sugar water absorption.
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Great post John. Loved the illustrations.
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Marinade will help at a surface level, maybe a little penetration.

Brines will penetrate all the way through, given time.

Both method work, but not for all things.
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