How to use our Classic Brine Seasoning:
For a medium-sized, 12-14 pound turkey, we recommend using 1 pound of Nashville Spice Company Classic Brine Seasoning. Add this to two gallons of brining liquid; you can use all water, or a combination of water and vegetable or chicken stock. Bring this to a boil, then remove from heat and allow it to completely cool. When cool, put your turkey into a container, like a large stock pot or a brining bag. Pour the brine over the turkey and move it to a cool place. You can store it in your refrigerator, or in a cooler loaded with ice. If you use a cooler, check periodically to make sure the ice has not melted away. The turkey should sit in the brine for at least 8 hours and up to 24 in your refrigerator or cooler.
An hour before you are ready to start cooking, remove your turkey from the brine. Discard the brine, rinse the turkey with cool water and then pat dry with paper towels. Let it come up to room temperature, and then prepare your turkey as you normally would for roasting. For the full recipe on the perfect Thanksgiving bird, check out our Classic Roast Turkey.
This brining blend also works well with chicken and pork chops, although we would not brine the chicken for more than four hours and the pork chops for more than two.