IPA Turkey Brine

IPA Turkey Brine

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A great way to keep your turkey moist and flavorful while you’re cooking it is to brine it before cooking. There are a number of different brine recipes available from simple to complex. This is Nick’s favorite recipe to use…

A great way to keep your turkey moist and flavorful while you’re cooking it is to brine it before cooking. There are a number of different brine recipes available from simple to complex. This is Nick’s favorite recipe to use to brine turkey. It’s based on an IPA beer to add fresh citrus flavor to the bird. Give it a try and let us know what you think! If you’d like to learn more about brining, click here to listen to Episode 14 of our podcast, Reduce by Half. On the episode, we give you the rundown on brining and lots of recipe ideas.

Ingredients

Prep Time

10 min

Total Time

24 hrs

Yield

Enough brine for a 10-12 lb. turkey. Scale up or down as needed.
  • 5 quarts Water
  • 6 bottle IPA Beer ( citrus forward IPA's are best for this recipe)
  • 4 Lemon ( cut in half)
  • 2 cups Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Black Peppercorns

Directions

  • 1

    Combine all ingredients except lemons in a container large enough to hold the turkey. A large pot or beverage cooler like you use for drinks at a little league game works great.

  • 2

    Put turkey in brine. Add lemons on top. Fill with additional water until the liquid is to the top of the cooler.

  • 3

    Refrigerate and let sit for 24-48 hours.


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Recommended Pairings

Pale Ales

Pale Ales

The most popular style of craft beer, pale ales come in many different styles, but they all show off bitter and aromatic hop flavors.


Pairs great with:

  • Spicy foods and funky cheeses

Riesling

Riesling

Riesling is an amazing grape that can make delicious sweet wines and delicious dry wines! Dry rieslings are particularly food friendly.


Top Regions:

  • Mosel, Germany
  • Alsace, France
  • Columbia Valley, Washington

Pairs great with:

  • Dry riesling pairs with almost anything, sweet riesling pairs great with spicy food
 

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