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Dissolve salt and sugar in the boiling water. Add it to the cold water; add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Chill brine completely in the refrigerator before adding pork. Place your pork in the water and place in the refrigerator for the time required making sure it is fully submerged in the brine.
Do not salt brined meat before cooking. Cook pork according to your favorite recipe. Do not overcook your brined pork. Once brined, the pork cooks faster so be careful and use a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat.
A heavy-duty plastic tub, stainless-steel bowl, or re-sealable plastic bag can work as a brining container, as long as the pork is fully submerged. Weight with a plate, if necessary, to keep the meat fully covered by the brine.
The meat and brine solution must be kept below 40 degrees F. at all times.
Pork Chops (1-inch to 1 1/2-inch thick) 12 to 24 hours
Whole Pork Loin--2 to 4 days
Whole Pork Tenderloin--6 to 12 hours