Woodchuck Gumption Turkey Brine

November 12, 2015
Gumption Turkey Brine

What’s that delicious smell? That’s Thanksgiving just weeks away! As you map out those intricate cooking plans, add a little sweet to your savory dishes. Try this great recipe for a Woodchuck® Gumption® Turkey Brine!

Woodchuck® Gumption® Turkey Brine


• 3 cups Woodchuck Gumption Cider
• 2 gallons Cold Water
• 4 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Leaves
• 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
• 1-1/2 cup Kosher Salt
• 2 cups Brown Sugar
• 3 Tablespoons Peppercorns
• 5 whole Bay Leaves
• Peel Of Three Large Oranges

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover.
Allow to cool completely, then pour into a large brining bag or pot. Place uncooked turkey in brine solution, then refrigerate for 16 to 24 hours.
When ready to roast turkey, remove turkey from brine. Submerge turkey in a pot or sink of fresh, cold water. Allow to sit in clean water for 15 minutes to remove excess salt from the outside.
Discard brine. Remove turkey from clean water, pat dry, and continue with your normal cooking routine!

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