Susie, sorry for the late response, but thus may help in the future. I wet brine my poultry, using 1c kosher salt and 1c Brown sugar per gallon of water. In a 5 gallon bucket, a turkey usually needs 2 gallons of brine. It turns out fantastic every time, usually 50 minutes per # at 225 works well for me. Good luck! Did somebody say Christmas turkey? We'll be doing another one then!