Start with a good brine.
Drying out the turkey is a common faux pas for beginners. A brine is simple to make — it’s just salt and water. You’ll want to use 1 cup of salt for every gallon of water. Soak your turkey in a brine for an hour per pound. For example, if you have a 15-pound bird, let it brine for 15 hours. You can also try a dry brine with a variety of seasonings for extra flavor.