Tipsy Turkey

Watch CraftBeer.com's Julia Herz try out The Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton's recipe for a Tipsy Turkey.

Ingredients

  • Beer Brine
    • 1/2 gallon water
    • 2 cup salt, kosher
    • 1/2 cup sugar, light brown to dark brown
    • 1/2 cup honey, star thistle or orange blossom
    • 2 teaspoon cloves
    • 2 bunch thyme, fresh
    • 1 bunch sage, fresh
    • 8 bay leaves, preferably fresh
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 3 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
    • 3 celery stalks, sliced
    • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
    • 3 tangerines, oranges, or Meyer lemons, quartered
    • 1 leek, peeled and sliced
    • 4 pounds ice or ½ gallon cold water
    • 1 gallon 'Holiday Ale’ such as Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery (2x six packs)*, well chilled
    Turkey
    • 1 Turkey, preferably free range, 18-22 pounds
    • 10 sage leaves, fresh (optional)
    • 10 apple wood smoked bacon, thick cut (optional)
    • 2 tangerines
    • butter, unsalted, room temperature
    • kosher salt and cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. Watch CraftBeer.com's Julia Herz try out The Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton's recipe for Tipsy Turkey. Find the full  Tipsy Turkey recipe.