Kittencal's Best Brown Sugar Turkey Brine

READY IN: 24hrs




  • In a large bucket or container mix together the warm water with brown sugar and salt; stir until NO kosher salt and sugar granules remain in the water (make certain to use very warm water so that the salt and suagr will dissolve easily and completely).
  • Add in Worcestershire sauce, peppercorns, and garlic; stir until the Worcestershire sauce is combined.
  • Cool the water until almost room temperature.
  • Wash the turkey inside and out with cold water, then place in the brine (if the brine does not quite cover the turkey, then place it breast-side up to start, then turn it over after a couple of hours later).
  • Place in refrigerator for 24 hours,.
  • Remove the turkey from the brine and rinse the turkey THOROUGHLY under cold running water.
  • Pat dry with paper towels then cover and refrigerate if not preparing right away or continue with my turkey recipe (#199612).