Tipsy Turkey

  • Recipe TypeEntree
  • Prep Time30 mins (2-4 cooking)
  • Yield8-20 guests

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

Ingredients

  • Beer Brine
    • 1 gallon Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery (2 six-packs)*
    • 2 cup kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup Star Thistle honey
    • 2 tsp cloves
    • 2 bunches fresh thyme
    • 1 bunch fresh sage
    • 8 bay leaves
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 3 yellow onions, peeled and chopped
    • 3 celery stalks, sliced
    • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
    • 3 tangerines, quartered
    • 1 leek, peeled and sliced
    • 8 pounds ice or 1 gallon cold water
    * Beer alternatives: If Jubelale, is not available, consider others such as Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, 2° Below Winter Ale by New Belgium Brewing Co. or Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale. Turkey
    • 1 Turkey, preferably free range, 18-22 pounds
    • 10 sage fresh leaves (optional)
    • 10 apple wood-smoked bacon, thick cut (optional)
    • 2 tangerines
    • kosher salt and cracked black pepper
    • butter, unsalted, room temperature
    * Beer alternatives: If Jubelale, is not available, consider others such as Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, 2° Below Winter Ale by New Belgium Brewing Co. or Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale.

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.