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what types of plastic bags are food safe and big enough for turkey brining?

I used the ziploc big storage bag...very heavy duty, great seal. Checked to make sure it was food safe this year (I've used them for several years and never checked before to make sure it WAS food safe--just assumed it was )...wondering what other brands/types are out there.

asked by lorigoldsby almost 4 years ago
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added almost 4 years ago

Here is a link with some very useful info about food safe plastic bags, has brands and sizes listed, hope this helps.

added almost 4 years ago

I've preferred to buy a clean plastic bucket (5 or 10 bucks ... It's worth it). Weigh the bird down to ensure the brine covers it. You will end up witha tasty bird, and a new storage container !


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added almost 4 years ago

Lori, there was a thread about this right before Thanksgiving. I did the dry brine on my 18 pound turkey (worked great, btw), and I used a clean "kitchen bag." There was some concern that it might not be food-safe, so I ran out in a rain storm in the middle of the night and bought 2.5 gallon ziploc bags which my turkey did not fit into. So I held my breath and kept the turkey in the kitchen bag. We're all still alive so I guess it was OK.

added almost 4 years ago

I used the turkey roasting bags for my dry brined turkey (15 lb.). I twisted the end real well, fastened the plastic fastener after pressing out the air, and put a twist-tie a couple inches beyond that to ensure no leakage; also taped the whole twisted end flat back on itself with thick packaging tape, but that was probably overkill.