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How Long Can You Keep Turkey in Brine?

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Q:  How long can you keep a turkey in the brine?

--Richard


A: Typically a thawed turkey is soaked in brine solution for about 10 to 12 hours. Plan on 1 hour per pound. For a great recipe for brine with full instructions, see How to Brine a Turkey.