Salmon Brine – A Basic Brine Recipe
1 gallon water
2-1/2 cups canning salt
1-1/2 cups sugar (white or brown)
The sugar and salt needs to be completely dissolved in the water. The best way to accomplish this is to boil the brine. Continue boiling the brine for 5 minutes after the sugar and salt seem to be dissolved. Cool the brine to room temperature, and then refrigerate it down to below 40°F minimum. The best temperature for brining is between 34-36°F.