Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Apple Ale Brine

This brine is sure to enhance the flavor of your poultry if you are planning on smoking it. This is a twist of the traditional beer brine for large amounts of fish, chicken, quail, or turkey.


1/2 gallon of cold water
1/2 cup sea salt
6 bottles Redds Apple Ale Beer
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup pickling spice
1.2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


In a large pot combine beer, sea salt, spices, and sugar over a medium heat.

Simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow brine to cool.

Add cold water.

Pour brine over the top of the turkey, cover the pot or the seal bag, and refrigerate 6 - 24 hours.

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