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The best turkey I have ever eaten. Last year I used 2 cups of salt and it was a little too salty. This year I cut out 1/2 cup salt, added an extra head of garlic, parsley, sage, white wine and what ever water needed to cover bird. It brined for 24 hours and then we smoked it (12 pound bird) in a smoker for 4 1/2 hours. It was fabulous. Just finished it. My husband said that he has never eaten anything like it before.

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Houseofwater November 25, 2010

This makes the best turkey...was skeptic at first. A couple of years ago, I bit the bullet and tried it. Have been using this recipe every year since. Thanks for posting.

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Douglas Poe November 05, 2012

I am on board with this simple and flavorful brine. Everything it has in it is always in my kitchen. If I want to mix it up because I have apple cider or different herbs on hand, no problem. Thanks for posting this! It is a permanent feature in my collection.

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KWB January 20, 2009

loved this brine! i was looking for a recipe that simply brines without adding flavor. this was the one! everybody raved about how juicy the turkey was. thanks for posting.

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kimbearly December 22, 2007

Thank you for posting this! I didn't write down the recipe during the 2 times I watched the episode, cuz I figured I could find it on their website. THEY DON'T HAVE IT! They have all the other recipes... but couldn't locate this at all. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Our turkey will be sooo much juicier!

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writealison November 21, 2007
Turkey Brine