Brine for Turkey

Brine for Turkey

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Recipe by Stephen Pavy

Depending on size of turkey, you may need to proportionally increase the brine recipe.  This recipe is for a 14 – 16 pound turkey.

2 ½ gal.


1 ½ cups

Kosher salt
1 cup Sugar
2 Bay leaves, torn into pieces
1 bunch Thyme


Head of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
5 Allspice berries
4 Crushed juniper berries

Heat all until sugar and salt dissolve. Chill completely. When ready to brine turkey, select a pan that the turkey just fits into and pour in brine. Keep turkey completely covered with brine. You may submerge turkey 2-4 days.