Juniper Berry Brine

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup kosher salt
  • 2/3 Cup sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon juniper berries, crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 Teaspoon whole allspice, crushed
  • 5 fresh sage leaves
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 Cup hot water
  • 4 Cup ice water
  • 2 turkey-size oven or brining bags (such as Reynolds)
  • 2 Cup cold water