Here’s the one you’ve all been waiting for: McGargles’ Beer Can Christmas Turkey Recipe. This is another one from brewer Bill Laukitis, the man is a real all rounder! Take it away Bill…
1 Large Turkey
7 McGargles Uncle Jim’s Stouts or Toothless Dec’s Brown Ales.
3/4 cup of salt
1/3 cup of sugar
Assorted herbs and spices
Make a beer brine with a either beer.
I’d say 3 litres of beer and 1 3/4 cup salt and 1/3 cup sugar to make brine. Plus any herbs you might like to add.
Place turkey in brine in a garbage bag in the fridge overnight/12 hours.
Rinse off in the morning on the day it will be cooked.
Prepare the turkey as you like. A spiced rub is a nice change from tradition.
Then cook in the oven or ideally smoke on the grill.
If you do not prepare the turkey stuffed then a great way to keep the bird moist is to do a beer can turkey then. Fill a beer can halfway with stout. Insert in the cavity carefully and let it steam through the bird as it cooks.
Bill added; ‘My turkey this year was one of my best yet… first time I tried it this way. Good one for beer lovers ‘
Thanks for sharing that one with us Bill, and Happy Christmas everyone!