Just remember that if you are going to brine your turkey this year before you cook him soak in a large pan of water for 15 minuets. This helps to leach out some of the excess salt flavor that you don't want to end up in you drippings and eventually into your gravy. The salt does not effect the taste of the bird in fact it helps. If you have not brined a bird before try it. Even if your not feeling adventurous this Thanksgiving try it with a chicken. You will be a seasoned convert by next Thanksgiving.