Sleigh’r Turkey Brine

It’s a never-ending conquest to find that perfect brine for your Thanksgiving turkey. But, fortunately, Executive Chef Andrew Hroza has found it for you. All you need is a few bottles of Sleigh’r, ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen, and 24-36 hours, and you’ll have a turkey brined and ready to roast and impress!

Sleigh’r Turkey Brine

  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 3, 12 oz. bottles Ninkasi Sleigh’r Winter Ale
  • ¼ cups black peppercorns
  • 1½ cups salt (kosher)
  • 2 onions, quartered and peeled
  • 4 cups ice cubes

Set the ice aside and place all the other ingredients in a large pot. Simmer until all the salt and sugar have dissolved. Add ice and chill down in the refrigerator. Brine turkey fully submerged for 24-36 hours depending on the size.  Roast and baste according to your favorite method!

Looking for Sleigh’r Winter Ale? Be sure to check out our Beer Finder to locate it near you!

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