How to Brine a Ginormous Turkey

Recipe by Secret Agent
MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12-16
YIELD: 1 turkey
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (10 lb) bag ice (more or less)
  • 2
    gallons water (filtered and chlorine free)
  • 1
    turkey, any size that fits into your cooler
  • OPTIONAL ADD-INS
  • 12
  • 12
  • 4
    cups apple juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line a big picnic cooler with a food grade plastic bag.
  • Boil water and salt together until all salt is dissolved and cool in fridge several hours.
  • Wash turkey inside and out and place into cooler. Add your optional add-ins to the cooled brine and cover turkey with ice and pour brine over all. Let turkey brine overnight making sure the cooler stays closed and adding ice if needed.
  • Rinse bird and continue with your recipe . Your turkey will be moist, flavorful and tender!
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