Turkey Brine Recipe

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  • In a large stock pot, combine the vegetable broth, sea salt, rosemary, sage, thyme, and savory.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to be sure salt is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
  • When the broth mixture is cool, pour it into a clean 5 gallon bucket.
  • Stir in the ice water. Wash and dry your turkey.
  • Make sure you have removed the innards.
  • Place the turkey, breast down, into the brine.
  • Make sure that the cavity gets filled.
  • Place the bucket in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Remove the turkey carefully draining off the excess brine and pat dry.
  • Discard excess brine.
  • Cook the turkey as desired reserving the drippings for gravy.
  • Keep in mind that brined turkeys cook 20 to 30 minutes faster so watch the temperature gauge.