"Apple-n-Spice Brine" gives a hint of sweetness from the apple cider and the combination of herbs and spices results in a juicy, delicious, and very flavorful poultry. Can also be used for pork, fish and seafood.
1/2 gallon of cold water
2 cups sea salt
3 cups orange juice
1 gallon Johnny Appleseed Apple Cider
10 whole cloves
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup light brown sugar
In a large pot combine apple cider, orange juice, sea salt, spices, and sugar over a medium heat.
Simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow brine to cool.
Add cold water.
Pour brine over the top of the turkey, cover the pot or the seal bag, and refrigerate 6 - 24 hours.