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Turkey Brine

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Makes: 1 servings adjust



  • 2 12 gallons Cold Water
  • 4 whole Whole Allspice Berries
  • 2 whole Dried Whole Bay Leaf, in pieces
  • 1 bunch Fresh Thyme, or 4 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups Kosher Salt
  • 1 head Garlic, seperated and peeled
  • 4 whole Juniper Berries, crushed

Step 1

Place all ingredients in large pot. Stir for 1-2 minutesuntil salt and sugar are dissolved. Place turkey in pot and marinate for 12-24 hours. If a large enough pot is not available use ice chest method: Put all ingredients in a large garbage bag and press out all air pockets. Seal the bag then place in another garbage bag. Place this bundle of joy in theice chest filled with ice for 12-24 hours.
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