Turkey Brine

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Turkey Brine

 

2 gallons water

1 1/2 cups canning salt

3 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup brown sugar

 

Use a food-grade large bucket or container large enough to hold your turkey

Mix together half a gallon of hot water and the canning salt.  Hot water will help dissolve the salt

Mix in the rest of the cold water, garlic, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar

Soak turkey in the refrigerator for 2 days before smoking or roasting

After brining you must rinse the turkey under running water thoroughly before baking.  At least 2 minutes

Pat turkey dry and prepare using your favorite recipe

 

Always brine foods in a food-grade, nonreactive container such as a stainless steel or enameled stockpot, a brining bag, or a food-grade plastic bucket.  Never use ordinary trash bags, plastic trash cans, metal buckets or containers not meant for food use.

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