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richlong8020 11-22-2012 02:53 AM

Need ideas for beer brine for turkey
Hey all I am looking for ideas for brining my next turkey. I've used Coors (first turkey, sorry), Sam Adams, leinenkeugle, and so many others.

Was looking at Lost Abby's Devotion and/or a Maibock. Feel free to throw anything out there and I will keep them all in mind. Thanks for the input.

Will post results ;)

Skeptidelphian 11-22-2012 02:56 AM

Just saw this on my LHBS' facebook page.


blizzard 11-22-2012 03:18 AM

Chimay red, sweet/milk stout, moose drool, oktoberfest, Rogue Soba Ale

Doctor_M 11-22-2012 09:16 AM

I've used brown ales in the past with good success. I've used both Newcastle and dfh indian brown.

ButcherBoy 11-22-2012 11:17 AM

This sounds really good, never thought about using beer in the brine. I've done several brined turkeys on the grill, they are great. I put today's turkey in the brine last night so i missed the chance to use beer this time. But next time with a nice lightly hopped nut brown ale sounds like a winner to me. Thanks for the great idea.

boscobeans 11-22-2012 01:03 PM

I use a basic brine with salt, brown sugar and the usual peppercorns and stuff. Maybe throwing in a few hops when I first boil up the brine would add to it, but I don't know if any of the other flavors of a beer would be noticed.???


microbusbrewery 11-22-2012 01:35 PM

I haven't tried it but one of our local microbreweries (Epic ) was selling wort for their 825 State Stout to use in turkey brine. Makes sense to use unfermented wort since most basic brines contain quite a bit of sugar in addition to the salt.

shelly_belly 11-22-2012 01:37 PM

I use Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale as the local grubmart discounts it to $3.99 per 12 pack the day after Halloween. I can't drink it, but it does well in the brine.

KeyWestBrewing 11-22-2012 02:04 PM

Anything aged in rum or bourbon casks.

KeyWestBrewing 11-22-2012 02:04 PM

Or any smoked beer.

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