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Best. Turkey. Ever! We used a fresh, not frozen turkey and we all agreed this was the juiciest, tastiest and most delicious turkey we'd ever had! We had apple cider on hand, so added about 2 cups in addition to the brine ingredients. Used chicken stock instead of vegetable. Will be using this recipe from now on!

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Hazeleyes December 02, 2014

My husband Rick & I made this last year and it was the best turkey ever! We brined it in a clean cooler over night. This was the first time I have had white meat that was juicy. Take the time to do this you will not be sorry! I did use regular ginger because the store didn't have candied and think that was even better.

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Teena V November 19, 2013

This turkey was awesome! Used chicken broth instead and used 1 1/2 tbsp candie ginger by mistake. Made incredible soup afterwards!

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Cadillacgirl October 14, 2012

Easier than it sounds. I have made my last couple turkey's this way. It cooks faster and is super moist!

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Samantha in Ut December 21, 2011
Alton Brown's Brined Turkey