How to Brine Meat With the Real Salt Brine Kit

Ready to make the best turkey ever? Or maybe a roasted chicken or pork chops are more your jam. Whatever meat you’re cooking up, the Real Salt Brine Kit is just what you need to make it tender and flavorful without going through all the effort of traditional brining

If you’ve ever brined a turkey (or any other meat), you know it’s an involved process that requires a lot of ingredients. The Real Salt Brine Kit is a great option if you want to get that tender texture and savory flavor that only brining can deliver without the hassle of extensive food prep and shopping. 

This all-inclusive kit contains a blend of ancient sea salt, coconut sugar, dried orange and lemon peel, and aromatic herbs that deliver a sweet and salty flavor with a hint of citrus that seriously elevates your favorite meat dishes. Here’s how to make moist, delicious meat with the Real Salt Brine Kit:

Directions (Using a full kit for 12-18 lbs. of meat):

  1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a 4-5 gallon pot. 
    Pouring water to pot
  2. Pour in the contents of the Brine Kit.
    Pouring contents of Brine Kit
  3. Let it simmer until the ingredients completely dissolve, then remove from heat. 
  4. Fully cool the brine before adding the meat. To start the cooling process, add 3 quarts of cold water to the mixture.
  5. Once completely cooled, add the meat, making sure it’s fully submerged in the brine.
    Adding meat
  6. Put the meat and brine in the fridge for 18-24 hours.
    Placing meant in the fridge
  7. Remove the meat from the brine and rinse it well.
    Rinsing meat
  8. Let the meat air dry or pat it dry with paper towels.
    Drying meat with paper towels.
  9. Once the meat is dry, cook it as desired and enjoy!
    Enjoy turkey

If you’re brining a smaller piece of meat (something between 6-8 lbs.), you can just use half of the Brine Kit and half of the amount of water. If you want to give your meat a sweeter, fruitier flavor, you could substitute cold apple cider instead of water. These are just a couple of the ways to tailor the Brine Kit to your needs and preferences, but there are many others. Get creative and enjoy!

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Comments (6)

John Stefanescu

Redmond Life:
Thanks for your question, John. While we haven’t tested our Real Salt for this specific use, generally, in food canning and preservation, Real Salt can be used in the exact same quantities and grain sizes as other salts. If you give it a try, let us know how it turns out!

Diane L Provost

I absolutely love this method so much so that I have to try it out myself!
Redmond Life replied:
We think you’ll love it, Diane! Once you brine you’ll never go back!


Can we use this to dry brine?
Redmond Life replied:
You can! ¾ tablespoon per pound of meat


Maranda Miller

Does this work well if we air fry our turkey?
Redmond Life replied:
Yes! It will