Hey Everyone... I am brining my first Turkey this year... its a big boy 22 pounder... I am cooking in the oven (i know i know shame on me)... but here is my question... How long should I brine the bird for... i have searched the Internet and have seen sooooo many different times... I figured i would go to where everyone knows best.... good old SMF!
My Brine (in case you need it for the time period)
2 gallons of water
2 cups of kosher salt
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 whole onions
1 hot cherry pepper
Please let me know how long the bird should sit in the Brine... I put it in at 7:30AM this morning b4 work... also i heard its good to let them rest a bit after the brinning process, is this true?