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Old 05-24-2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Brining enhanced chops?

My wife bought some pork chops at the store the other day and I plan on cooking them tomorrow evening on the CG.

I was looking at the package and noticed they are the "tenderness and moisture enhanced with up to 12% solution".

Should I still brine these or just season and go with it?

I'm not real familar with brining, but did brine the chicken last time I did some and it turned out really good.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:43 PM   #2
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DO NOT BRINE, just season. 12% solution is just salt water.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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Agreed, I wouldn't brine.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:19 AM   #4
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I would experiment with a brine on a couple. Maybe cut the salt down but other herbs could make a nice flavour...

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Old 05-25-2010, 07:23 AM   #5
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I wouldn't, did in the past... way too salty.

I do brine (salt + sugar + spices) butts overnight prior to going on the UDS, enhances the flavor, keeps the meat moister.

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