So this weekend gets a turkey.
Right now it is sitting in brine in the fridge. My turkey brine is a little over the top and parts are probably Iunnecessary but it's given me consistently good birds. I learned to cook from my grandma so all measurements are estimated.
Ryan's turkey brine
2 qrts water
1 gallon apple juice
Bring a quart of water to a boil with the sugar and salt. The point is to dissolve the salt and sugar, but I always throw some cloves in there,and some times cinnamon because it makes the house smell awesome. Once salt and sugar are dissolved I pull it off the heat and another quart of water and sliced fruit (gently squeezed oranges and limes, and apple slices) and then everything else. Throw the turkey in the brine bucket dump the mixture over top with a gallon of apple juice. Cover and put it in the fridge. (My wife loves that part because I always have to clean out the fridge first)