First, prepare the brine and place it in the pot that you will use. Wash the turkey completely. Inside and out. Remove the giblets and clean the inside completely. Put the turkey In the pot and. Cover it with cold water. If the turkey is not completely immersed. In water, then set a timer to turn it in 12 hours. Place the turkey in the fridge or in a cool area where it won't be disturbed for 24 hours.
Baste & Cook
Preheat the oven to 325° Remove the turkey from the grime and rinse it with cold water inside and out. Arrange the rack. Inside the roasting pan if you don't have a rack. Line the bottom of the roasting pan with the onions. Place the turkey in the pan. Season the top with Salt and pepper. Or any herbs that you wish. Or not at all. Tent a piece of aluminum foil. And loosely cover the turkey. Place the roasting pan on the lower rack of the oven. And let it cook for 1 hour 45 minutes.
After 1 hour and 45 minutes. Remove the cover from the turkey. Baste it very well. Place it back in the oven and raise the temperature to 350° After 15 minutes, baste the turkey again. And return it to the oven. Baste for a third and final time. If the color is not what you wish it to be.
Change the oven to the high broil setting. Place the turkey back inside. Check after 10 minutes to make sure your bird does not burn. If it is OK, turn off the oven. If you are not satisfied, let it go for the final five minutes. Turn off the oven. Remove turkey. Place the foil over top and let it. Rest on the stovetop for at least 15 minutes before you carve it