brining/beer soak

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do you brine your game birds?

yes
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haven't tried it
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brining/beer soak

Postby harvey1b » Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:48 pm

I have started brining ducks and geese before marinating and then cooking. It works great. I am not a huge fan of "gamey" flavor. The brine takes out some of the blood and lessens the gamey taste. Soaking the meat in beer over night makes it tender and gives it a little tang.

just a few tricks I picked up from some friends and cookbooks.
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Postby MacAttack » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:40 pm

I'll have to try that, does the brand or kind of beer matter. Does a ale work better than a lager?
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Postby LaRedneck » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:36 am

Tends to how your taste bud are, usally i use reaguler beer as a tenderizer, but i used sam adams octoberfest one time and WOW, lets eat. Haven't experimented to much with ale or lager but i wouldn't see that it wouldn't hurt.
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Postby harvey1b » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:57 am

I try to go with a nice american pilsner. . . PBR is usually in the fridge and is really nice.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:13 pm

Wow what a great tip! Cant say I've tried that. At least you can drink the brine afterwards. :laughing:
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Postby LaRedneck » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:03 am

Thats how we do it across the pond, you know it a good recipe when it call for beer. Pour some drink some, pour some, drink some....
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Postby thebiggrfigr » Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:43 pm

i like to soak it in just salt water and change the water several times until there is no red in the water.....usually does the trick
An old timer I met once told me to soak my wild game in butter milk overnight and let me tell you this works as well!! :thumbsup:
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Postby LaRedneck » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:10 pm

I use the butter milk trick for my deer steaks and it comes out real nice and tender when its all said and done.
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Postby JSODEP5338 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:23 am

LAredneck wrote:Tends to how your taste bud are, usally i use reaguler beer as a tenderizer, but i used sam adams octoberfest one time and WOW, lets eat. Haven't experimented to much with ale or lager but i wouldn't see that it wouldn't hurt.


:salude: If you insist on alcohol abuse please refrain from using such a delicious beer. I can not condone the loss of one ounce of that sweet nectar in good conscious. If you feel the need couldn't you use a genny cream ale or milwaukees BEAST?
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Postby ak_powder_monkey » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:04 am

JSODEP5338 wrote:
LAredneck wrote:Tends to how your taste bud are, usally i use reaguler beer as a tenderizer, but i used sam adams octoberfest one time and WOW, lets eat. Haven't experimented to much with ale or lager but i wouldn't see that it wouldn't hurt.


:salude: If you insist on alcohol abuse please refrain from using such a delicious beer. I can not condone the loss of one ounce of that sweet nectar in good conscious. If you feel the need couldn't you use a genny cream ale or milwaukees BEAST?


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Postby LaRedneck » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:31 pm

Using inferior products leads to unsatisfactory taste......its not alcohol abuse if your using it in a correct manor ie cooking.
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Postby Smackaduck » Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:54 pm

Yall actually like that octoberfest. :thumbsdown:
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