Brine for Homemade Corned Beef Brisket

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceRod Rehwinkel
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

Have a hankering to brine your own beef for corned beef brisket? Heres how! Plan to brine beef brisket 4-6 days in the refrigerator. This recipe was taught in a City Market class on homemade corned beef brisket. See the recipe for how to cook corned beef brisket with cabbage after you complete the brining process.

Ingredients

8 cups
water
2 cups
beer
2 cups
kosher salt
1 cup
brown sugar
3  
bay leaf
1 tablespoon
mustard seeds
1 tablespoon
dried thyme
10  
juniper berries
10  
black peppercorns
8 cloves
garlic
1 pound
beef brisket

Instructions

Measure all ingredients except brisket into a 4 quart pan, and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Remove brisket from its packaging and pat dry with paper towel. Pierce the meat all over with a skewer. Submerge beef in cold water, remove from water and pat dry. Submerge brisket in cooled brining liquid and weigh down with a plate or platter. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 days.