It wasn't the brine.
Was the bird already brined/enhanced (many are).
You have a 1/2 strength brine at best. A "normal" ratio is about 1 gal to one cup of table salt. Your ratio is 1 gal to 1/2 cup. Kosher salt by cup will be less salty then a cup of table salt.
FYI, I brine mine for 48 hours with no one commenting.
How about the rub, is that salty to you? How much, maybe you over rubbed it.
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