The best turkey ever starts the day before. I make a brine for the turkey to soak in. I use the ingredients above plus 2 or 3 gallons of water to make the brine. Mixing until the salt and brown sugar are dissolved. I also like to squeeze the juice out of the orange pieces to add more flavor.
I don't have a bowl large enough to hold a turkey, so I bought a large plastic bin with a lid. It's the perfect size and still fits easily into my fridge.
Slowly, add the turkey to the brine.
Pushing it down, until the brine covers the bird completely.
Stick in the refrigerator until bake time. I like to brine mine for about 24 hours.
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