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I brined a 22 lb. fresh turkey using this recipe. It was the best Thanksgiving turkey we've ever had - very moist and juicy without constant basting. The flavor was outstanding. I used a brining bag and brined for 36 hours in the refrigerator, turning it once half way through. This is a method I will use over and over again!
My son-in-law served a brined turkey for Thanksgiving and I can honestly say it was the BEST turkey I have EVER tasted, bar-none. Even the white meat was moist. Besides that, it had the very subtle flavor of the herbs and spices. Delish! When I asked him for the recipe, to use at Christmas, he sent me THIS recipe. I was astounded when I found the same recipe in Recipezaar. The only difference that I can see is that the recipe he sent to me calls for brining the bird for 6 hours and not 12 and the wording simplifies or eliminates some â€œtaken-for-grantedâ€? instructions.