What is the salt to water ratio for a turkey brine?

What is the salt to water ratio for a turkey brine?

The basic ratio for a wet turkey brine is to use 2 cups of kosher salt or coarse sea salt for every 2 gallons of water.

Should you brine a turkey with solution?

Brining means making a salt water solution and submerging the turkey for about 24 hours before roasting. This spa treatment helps the turkey retain more moisture during roasting and prevents it from drying out. A brine also gives me a chance to season the turkey with herbs and spices, especially the skin!

How long do you brine a 12 pound turkey?

For a 12-pound turkey, cover and marinate in the refrigerator 8 to 12 hours. For a turkey larger than 12 pounds, increase the amount of brine so the turkey will be totally submerged when weighted down with the plates. Marinate at least 12 hours.

How do you brine a turkey with solution?


  1. Find a pot and make fridge space.
  2. Place the turkey in the pot.
  3. Mix the brine solution.
  4. Pour the brine solution over the turkey.
  5. Pour the remaining 3 quarts of water over the turkey.
  6. Make sure the turkey is completely submerged.
  7. Cover and refrigerate.
  8. Brine for 12 to 24 hours.

How long do you brine a 14 lb turkey?

Pop the turkey into the fridge and let it brine for at least 8 hours (and up to 18 hours). Just don’t leave the turkey in the brine for longer than recommended—over-brining can render the bird too salty and turn the texture spongy.

How long should I brine a 20 lb turkey?

Can you brine a turkey with 8% solution?

You can usually find that information on the label. I’ve seen as low as 4 percent and as high as 8 percent solution, and dry-brining on top of this could make the bird overly salty.

Do you have to boil water for a brine?

Tip: There is no need to boil all the brine liquid because you can fully dissolve the salt and sugar and extract the flavor out of any seasonings in 1½ cups of liquid.

How long should you brine a 16 pound turkey?