Follow the directions above, allowing the turkey to brine for about 10 to 12 hours. Tip: Mix your brine ingredients (except the water) in a Mason jar ahead of time and store for when you’re busy. Mark on the lid how much you’ve made…enough for a 5-pound or 10-pound bird, for example.
*For a 5-pound whole chicken, halve the quantities. Brine for 5 hours.
**For a 20-pound turkey, double the quantities. Brine for about 24 hours.