Brine for Corning Beef

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 ½ pounds kosher salt
  • 1 pound dark brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 10 juniper berries
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 10 crushed peppercorns
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda
    • 1 (5 pound) beef brisket
    • 5 cloves garlic
    • 4 gallons boiling water
    • 1 egg, in shell
    • Salt, if needed
    • Cold water to cover meat

1. Bring first 9 ingredients up to the peppercorns to a boil and boil hard for 5 minutes. Leave the brine to cool. Clean a stoneware crock or plastic bucket and its lid with a solution of 1 tablespoon baking soda to 1 gallon boiling water. Rinse well and leave to drain dry. To test the saltiness ...

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