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Basic Thanksgivnig Brine Recipe

What is brining? In this post, we will talk about what meats you normally brine, how brining works, and why you would want to brine your Thanksgiving turkey.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 14 pound turkey
Calories 1kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley



  • In a large pot, dissolve salt in 2 quarts of the water.
  • In your brining container, combine the brine concentrate with the remaining water (1 gallon and 2 quarts).
  • Submerge turkey in bring solution.
  • Let soak for about 12 hours. Overnight is fine.


This is a basic brine recipe. For additional flavor, add sugar and spices to the brine solution.
If you need more liquid to cover your turkey, add water until it is totally submerged.
Note that the nutrition facts are for only the brine and are not going to be accurate or included for a cooked turkey. 


Calories: 1kcal | Sodium: 16194mg | Potassium: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.1mg