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how much brine should i make for a 16-18 lb. turkey?

asked by foodluver about 5 years ago
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Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

I think you will need between 2-3 gallons. The turkey has to be completely covered in the liquid.

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 5 years ago

Yes, sdebrango is correct. Use a large enough container - like a 6-gallon container, and be sure that it will be cold enough wherever you place it. I'm guessing that neither your fridge nor mine can hold one, so be sure that your garage or back porch is cold enough that everything will brine at less than 40 degrees.