I created this recipe 3 years ago when I decided to brine a turkey for the first time. I wasn't happy with any of the recipes I found online. Now I would never fix a turkey any other way. It infuses flavor throughout the bird. I make this brine the day before I need it so it has time to cool in the refrigerator. Brining time will depend on the size of your turkey or chicken. We usually do an 18 lb. bird & I brine it for 3 days. This is equally good for birds roasted in the oven or smoked on the grill. The number of servings and cooking time will depend on the size bird you are cooking. I just had to put something in here to post.