My Favorite Turkey Brine

READY IN: 24hrs 15mins
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 1-2 gallons water, salt, sugar, peppercorns, thyme, rosemary, sage and bay leaves in large pot over medium heat.
  • Stir to dissolve salt and sugar and bring to a boil. Take the brine off the stove and cool down to room temperature.
  • Mix brine and ice water in a large stockpot or brining bag.
  • Place rinsed and thawed turkey breast side down in brine and cover or tie up brining bag.
  • Place inside of cooler and fill cooler with ice (can also be refrigerated) for 8-24 hours, turning the turkey once half way through.
  • Be sure to drain and rinse well once removed from the brining liquid.
  • Roast or smoke as you normally would.
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