- Take one gallon of the water and place in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a low boil.
- Add salt and sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
- Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low and cover.
- Let simmer for 30 minutes. Pour into a large pot.
- Add remaining water (cold) and refrigerate until completely cooled.
- Place poultry and brine in a large plastic container.