Oil doesn't do anything for a brine. Never put oil in your brine. All you need to know to make your brine your own is the ratio of salt to water. It's 1cup kosher salt per gallon or half that amount for regular table salt(1/2 cup) per gallon. This will make a pretty salty brine however so for my taste, I use half this amount when I brine my meats. You don't need to add pepper or sugar to a simple brine. You just need salt and clean water.
If you do want to make a sweet brine then I suggest you use brown sugar or honey, 1 cup per gallon or to your own taste.
My general brine is 1/2 cup kosher salt, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon garlic powder per gallon. It's perfectly salty, savory, and slightly sweet. My meat always comes out great. If you're going to go through the trouble, do all of your brining over night..it's always better. Depending on what I cook I might add something extra. For instance, for chicken I will add sage to the brine. Same with Turkey.
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Oil doesn't do anything for a brine. Never put oil in your brine. All you need to know to make...