How do you use the Real Salt Brine Kit?

The Real Salt Brine Kit is a great choice if you’re looking for a simpler way to brine meat that involves less food prep and shopping. Here’s how you use it:

Directions (Using a full kit for 12-18 lbs. of meat):

  1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a 4-5 gallon pot. 
  2. Pour in the contents of the Brine Kit.
  3. Let it simmer until the ingredients completely dissolve, then remove from heat. 
  4. Fully cool the brine before adding the meat. To start the cooling process, add 3 quarts of cold water to the mixture.
  5. Once completely cooled, add the meat, making sure it’s fully submerged in the brine.
  6. Put the meat and brine in the fridge for 18-24 hours.
  7. Remove the meat from the brine and rinse it well.
  8. Let the meat air dry or pat it dry with paper towels.
  9. Once the meat is dry, cook it as desired and enjoy!

If you’re brining a smaller piece of meat (something between 6-8 lbs.), you can just use half of the Brine Kit and half the amount of water. If you want to give your meat a sweeter, fruitier flavor, you can substitute cold apple cider instead of water.   

For full instructions including photos, check out this blog post.