This guy has too much free time, methinks. Justin Chan wrote this on Facebook.
If your making a turkey, then do it right .
These are the calulations needed for a equilibrium brine.
320mg/112g of sodium in a Norbest basted Turkey.
80mg of Na 112g in a non Basted Norbest Turkey.
Therefore the amount of additional Sodium = 260 mg/112g
NaCl= 58.44 g / mole Na= 22.989 g and Cl = 35.453 g
So Cl/Na * Na 112g or Norbest= the CL of 112g of norbest= 400.964 mg CL/112g
So the Total amount of salt in 112g of Norbest = 660.964mg/112g
or 5.9g NaCl/100g of meat or salt at 5.9%
If I’m trying for 2 % NaCl so its no tooo salty but tastey and juicey
Then if the turkey = 18.3 lbs = 8.30074 kg
say 35 % of bone weight.= 5.395481 kg of meat
If T is turkey weight – Bone weight
& W is water Weight of Secondary brine
(Tx5.9%) +(W*Brine water salinity%)= 1.5% x total weight
water salinity= [2%X (5.395481+12)- (5.395481 x5.9%) ] /12
Total brine water salinity= 0.029576241
Proof (31.8 + 2.9) g salt / total volume of 12 + 5.395481 kg= 1.99999g salt/ 100 g meat
Yeah. I’ll hop right on that, Mr. Chan.