• 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.