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Powerman
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Thinking of brining a chuck roast

I've never brined anything before. Any special ratio of salt to water or anything like that. Should I use sugar or honey or anything else or just salt?


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re: Thinking of brining a chuck roast
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The best method is to buy yourself tons of brine shrimp / sea monkeys and they will tenderize and marinate the meat you wish to cook.



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For full effect, dry rub the sea monkeys onto the roast, then toss into your rock tumbler for a few hours before cooking.
Image: http://www.rock-tumbler.net/images/ar12_rock_tumbler.jpg


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glassman
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Thinking of brining a chuck roast


Not what you want to do. Red meat really should not be brined. Pork and poultry are what should be brined. Red meat has enough fat and connective tissue to stay moist when properly cooked.


Martini
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What he said. Beef does not brine. No need on a chuck roast.


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AreJay
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Red meat really should not be brined


not a corned beef man?


Y.A. Tittle
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Search for a sauerbrauten recipe for a different way to "brine" beef. I think they take about a week, though.


glassman
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Search for a sauerbrauten recipe


That is really more pickling along with corned beef. I know that the basic of pickling is a brine, but it is a longer process with more seasoning.


Tiger Attorney
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re: Thinking of brining a chuck roast
FYI. You brine pork, turkey, or chicken.

Things like duck, red meat have no need for brining.

You could however marinate the roast in pineapple juice to make it more tender. The acidity causes the breakdown of proteins in less exspensive cuts of meat. I use it for flank and skirt mostly.


Y.A. Tittle
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That is really more pickling along with corned beef. I know that the basic of pickling is a brine, but it is a longer process with more seasoning.


Which is why I put the word, brine, in quotes.


beezerboy76
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Season it with salt and pepper, 18-24 hours before. Then pat dry.

NO Pineapple on a roast, it eats the meat and breaks it down in a harsh way.


Tiger Attorney
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good to know...I assumed it would work...I really only use pineapple juice with hanger, skirt and flank....picked up that technique from the La Boca chef.


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Powerman
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Things like duck, red meat have no need for brining.


Well that's what I thought. But I was reading a blog and I guy mentioned that while this is a general rule he figured he'd put that rule to the test on red meats that are braised and have longer cooking times. He claims that it makes a difference.

I would think that if anything it shouldn't ruin it.


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You should brine it, then stuff it with cream cheese and jalapenos, then wrap it in bacon, fry it, then top it with jumbo lump crabmeat. It will then be cooked to perfection. Enjoy!


Powerman
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THAT SOUNDS AWESOME


TigerMyth36
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I think in his sarcastic state, he forgot to add that after frying the cream cheese and jalapenos stuffed roast wrapped in bacon, one should liberally douse the roast with Velveeta and rotel sauce, then add the crabmeat.


Powerman
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re: Thinking of brining a chuck roast
Should I crank it up a notch with some essence?


Powerman
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re: Thinking of brining a chuck roast
Despite the protests of the OT I decided to do it anyway

It's in the oven now


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Not what you want to do. Red meat really should not be brined. Pork and poultry are what should be brined. Red meat has enough fat and connective tissue to stay moist when properly cooked.


This + 1000


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Y.A. Tittle
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Despite the protests of the OT I decided to do it anyway


So, what exactly did you do?

I can't imagine you can hurt a cheap piece chuck roast too much, especially in whatever little time you did whatever you did. ETA, I'm just guessing, at best, it will probably be a negligible effect.
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