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Bourbon Brine

from Smoke On Wheels Pitmaster Andy Groneman


  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sea salt
  • 6-8 whole bay leaves
  • 3 large sprigs of thyme
  • 8-10 whole cloves garlic, peeled/halved
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • 3⁄4 cup Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • 1 cup Steen’s cane syrup (or maple)


This is concentrated. It is designed to add cold water to, after you make it. (add 2 Qts. of cold water when done).

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