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Brined Turkey Feast

This was the most delicious turkey that I have ever had, juicy and succulent, not dry at all.




Brined Turkey Feast
Yield: Serves 12

Brined Turkey Feast

Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 15 hours

Best Juicy and moist Turkey!


  • 12 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sage
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 4 cups ice
  • Thawed Turkey-mine was 12 pounds


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a simmering boil.
  2. Add salt and sugar.
  3. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  4. Turn off the heat.
  5. Stir in 8 cups cold water, apple cider vinegar, sage, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and ice. The brine is ready to be used.
  6. Remove giblets and neck from the cavity. Rinse the outside and inside of a thawed turkey. Using paper towels, pat the turkey dry. Complete submerge the turkey in a large soup pot bigger than the bird and cover with a lid. Allow the turkey to marinate for 12 hours for a small turkey (8-10 lbs) and up to a full day for a bigger bird. Rinse turkey and pat dry before adding additional seasoning, butter, or oil in preparation for roasting. I stuffed my turkey with stuffing and veggies. Baked at 350 F for 2 1/2- 3 hours.
  7. Notes
  8. *It’s important to reiterate not to use a self basting, pre-seasoned, or kosher turkey. Otherwise the turkey will be too salty.

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