Few years back My daughter and son-in-law bought a local fresh turkey. So we decided to soak the bird in a brine liquid.
This recipe is for a bird was bout 20lb.
Place the turkey in a lined a 5 gallon bucket with a plastic bag at least the night before serving.
2 cups of water
2 cups of cran-apple juice
2 cups of apple juice
2 cups of kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 TBSP black pepper
Fresh sprigs of rosemary
3 large peels from an orange, cut into sections
If the bird is not totally covered add more cold water.
Tie off bag and leave in bucket at 40F
Next day, rinse you bird off.
And proceed cooking.
Store bought turkeys have a salt solution added so be careful with the amount of salt you add.