Find recipes for wet and dry brines, from simple chicken brines to apple cider turkey brine, pork brines, and brines for smoking salmon.

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Simple Chicken Brine
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This simple chicken brine will help make the meat more tender and juicy.
Citrus Turkey Brine
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A great citrus brine recipe. This will leave your Turkey very moist. You could also use it on other poultry in smaller amounts.
How to Dry Brine a Turkey
Wet-brining (a.k.a. "brining") may get the ink, but dry-brining is so easy, and it doesn't require a bucket.
Salmon Brine That's Oh-So-Fine
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Basic recipe that can be tweaked to your liking. We serve smoked salmon with a sour cream/dill/horseradish sauce over sliced baguette to guests that rave on and on about how incredible it is. This recipe works well with halibut too!
Mesquite Chicken Brine
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This is a fabulous and simple chicken brine/marinade that leaves the bird wonderfully juicy inside.
Basic Brine for Smoking Meat
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This is a very basic brine recipe for preparing meats and fish for smoking. Add any personal taste preferences to the brine for additional flavor enhancement. I like to add white wine, soy sauce, and various herbs and spices. Anything that you like will work, so experiment at will.

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