Grilled Thanksgiving Turkey


  • 12 cups water

  • 1 cup kosher salt

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons sage

  • 2 tablespoons thyme

  • 2 tablespoons rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon pepper

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • Lemon slices

  • 4 cups ice


  1. Boil 4 cups of water. Add salt and brown sugar. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Turn off the heat and add garlic, sage, rosemary, thyme and pepper.

  2. In a large bucket, add 8 cups of cold water. Pour in the contents of the sauce pan, apple cider vinegar, ice, and lemon slices.

  3. Rinse the outside and inside of a thawed turkey. Pat the turkey dry. Completely submerge the turkey in bucket and cover with a lid. Allow the turkey to marinate for 12 hours for a smaller turkey and up to a full day.

  4. Preheat grill to 400 degrees.

  5. Remove from brine and pat dry. Place in a tin foil pan. Add salt and pepper to the outside of the turkey. Cover, place on grill with thermometer.

  6. Cook for 2 hours, then remove cover. Cook uncovered for remaining time (depending on size of turkey).

  7. Enjoy!

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Patent information:

  US 9,820,612 B2, US 29/582,457 (pending). For use in the method of US 8,741,068 B2. CA 174,294 (pending)

  US 9,820,612 B2, US D664,319.  For use in the method of US 8,741,068 B2

  US 9,820,612 B2, For use in the method of US 8,741,068 B2.

  US 9,820,612 B2, US D664,319, US 62/572,668.  For use in the method of US 8,741,068 B2.  CA 177,126 (pending). 

  EU 004384436-0001/0003.  AU 201716091, 201716092, 201716103.  NZ 423571, 423572 (pending).

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