This is an easy overnight brine for your Big Bird or even a couple of smaller birds. The secret is your picnic cooler. Cook time is brine time. If you are brining a chicken reduce the brine time to 2 - 4 hours. I don't add spices to the brine at all since I don't want to mask the flavor of the bird but if you want to add molasses or brown sugar it would be great! This works on any poultry.