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Dayum! Turkey Brine

This is a very simple turkey (or chicken) brine going beyond just a simple brine and infusing the rich savory flavors of the Dayum! Pork & Poultry rub.

Ingredients: (makes about 1 gallon of brine)

1/2 cup Dayum Pork & Poultry rub

3/4 cup coarse kosher salt or 1/2 cup of non iodized table salt.

Dayum! Pork& Poltry rub and Kosher Salt


Mix the ingredients in at least 1/2 gallon of water until all of the salt and sugar has dissolved.

Put the turkey in a large pot or cooler. (You may need more or less brine depending on the volume difference between the turkey and the vessel)

5 galon water cooler with brine solution

Completely submerse the turkey by using the remaining water, and refrigerate. I like to use a  5 gallon water cooler (like the orange ones they sell at Home Depot) with several pounds of ice cubes over top of the turkey and put aside. (Saves a lot of space in the fridge)

Ice added to cooler to cover turkey

Brine the average 14-18lb turkey for 10-12 hours.

Note* the solution must be kept below 40f during the brine process.

Cooler can be set aside anywhere saving room in your fridge!