Questions about what ingredients can be used in the brining liquid and how the brining will affect the food.

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Why does Brining help food to retain water, but adding salt will draw the moisture out?

I saw a recipe that called for brining a Turkey in order to retain the moisture, but when you cook with salt it causes the foods to get less moist - Why and how does this happen?
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How to avoid ridiculously salty results when brining?

Last time I brined, the ribs came out ridiculously salty. Can someone provide me with a good brining method?
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What are the basics and options of brining meat, for example chicken?

What are the basics and options of brining meat, for example chicken? I ate at a restaurant in Santa Fe that specialized in brining and the chicken was amazing. Id like to know what the process is ...