|Kosher salt||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Sugar||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Fresh sage leaves||5|
|Fresh thyme sprig||4|
|Juniper berries||1 Teaspoon, crushed|
|Black peppercorns||1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed|
|Whole allspice berries||2 Teaspoon, crushed|
|Fresh ginger slices||6 (Quarter Size Slices)|
|Black peppercorns||1 Teaspoon, crushed|
|Unsweetened apple cider/Unsweetened apple juice||8 Cup (128 tbs)|
APPLE CIDER BRINE In a 3- to 4-quart saucepan, put the salt, sugar, ginger, bay leaves, cloves, peppercorns, and allspice.
Add 8 cups of apple cider or juice and stir to combine.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
Boil for 3 minutes; then remove from the heat.
Add 4 cups of ice-cold water, stir, and set aside to cool.
Then proceed with the directions for Brined Turkey.